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Cecelia “Sally Ann” Williams, 83, of Newtown, beloved wife of Gordon Williams for more than 60 years, died November 24 at Waterbury Hospital, in the arms of her son David. She was born May 13, 1932, in Bridgeport, and was the daughter of the late Johanna (Kolesar) and Joseph Trup.

Growing up in Easton, adjoining the Kolesar farm, she was surrounded by her extended family. She had many tales of hard work, as well as of get-togethers on the farm. Her mother died when she was very young, and she was always thankful of the care given to her by her elders, in particular Cecelia (Kolesar) Keller. 

Mrs Williams led a simple life. She treasured her grandchildren, and devoted her free time to helping others. A passion of hers was to craft; many children have slept under one of her beautiful blankets. When her father’s health waned, she welcomed him into her home where she cared for him until his death. As the health of the older generation declined, she helped care for them through their final years. At times, they referred to her as “the old people bus” and were immensely thankful that she would stop by to visit, help with the cleaning or cooking, as well as running them to the store and doctor appointments. She also gave generously of her time to Meals On Wheels.

The family cannot put to words a better tribute to her than a poem Mrs Williams wrote herself, in her youth. As she often told her family, this was at a time when finding an orange in your stocking on Christmas morning was a special gift.

Dear Santa,

I know it cannot really be

   but do you think you could give these to me.

A doll that can sing and dance and walk,

   cry and sleep and maybe talk.

A big red bicycle for three — 

   it’s for my sister, brother, and me.

Three ponies to ride around the town,

   jet black, snow white and toasted brown.

The war to be over by the count of three,

   and all my uncles home with me.

                       Sally Ann Trup   +/- 1944

In addition to her husband, her son Robert, his wife, Debora, and their children Devin and Naomi; her son David, his wife, Susan, and their daughters, Sarah, Megan, and Isabel; and her daughter Laurie, her husband, Neal, and their children, Johanna and Andrew, survive Mrs Williams. Her daughter Susan; her brother Joseph, Jr; and her sister Victoria predeceased her.

A funeral service will be private, for immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, Mrs Williams requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org, or for you to go out and lend a hand to someone in her memory.

Online condolences can be left at www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.

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