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Lillian V. Sexton

August 30, 1928 ~ February 14, 2022 (age 93)


Lillian Veronica Sexton, 93, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2022. Born on August 30, 1928, in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Olga (Urnis) Sullivan. 


Lillian graduated from Little Flower High School in Philadelphia.  She married the late James J. Sexton in 1950.  Before retirement, she worked as an Activities Director at the Senator Nursing Home in Atlantic City.  Over her lifetime, she had homes in New Jersey, Florida and New York.


Lillian was a self-taught artist and enjoyed painting and crafts throughout her life.  She loved nature, her beloved birds and pets, and had a passion for cooking and baking -- most notably her signature apple, blueberry and key lime pies. Lillian was devoted to family, and often said her greatest achievement was raising a family. 


Lillian is survived by her four children, Michael Sexton (Christy Price Sexton), Brian Sexton (Charlotte Sentenari Sexton), Patricia Sexton (Peter Muste), and James Sexton (Hope Fitzgerald); her grandchildren Paul, Riley, John, Lily and Kathryn.  Her oldest grandson, Brian Jr., passed away in 2020.


There are no calling hours.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, Rhinebeck, NY.


Services are private and at the convenience of the family.


Memorial donations in honor of Lillian can be made to Hudson Valley Hospice.


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