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June 3, 1926 ~ February 1, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Lillian J.M. DiPasqua – born on June 3, 1926 in the South Bronx to Lillian Bauer and Henry Miller went to her heavenly home and can now meet her Lord and Savior face to face. She attended Morris High School in the Bronx. In her early twenties she worked in Manhattan for the Robert Fulton Steamship Company as a legal stenographer and secretary. She married the love of her life, William S. DiPasqua, Jr. in 1954 and in 1956 welcomed their only child, daughter Elizabeth DiPasqua Quinn. Three years later they moved to Kerhonkson, NY where they remained for most of their lives. Lillian did not learn to drive until her forties, but that did not stop her from finding work when they first moved up to “the country”. When necessary, her prospective employers would offer to pick her up and drive her home. She became the Deputy Town Clerk for the Town of Rochester and then became bookkeeper for Dunn Fuel Service. It was here that she formed a life-long friendship with the Dunn family. She later went on to work and retire from EG&G Rotron in Woodstock(where she was given the nickname “Tiger Lil”). After retirement she worked as a home-health aide feeling that was what God was calling her to do. It was in this last position that she became acquainted with Phoenicia and the Senior Residence. One of the biggest joys Lillian and Bill experienced in their senior years, was with their cherry apple red Mustang. Bill was never able to drive it due to Macular Degeneration, but enter “Mustang Sally”. They belonged to several car clubs and had great fun doing the car show circuit. They made many, many more life-long friends. Lillian was a member of the Phoenicia American Legion Post 950 Ladies Auxiliary. Anyone who knows Lillian knows of her deep love of her Catholic faith and her love for Jesus. She was a true Prayer Warrior with lists upon lists of people she would pray for. In 1989 Lillian was professed into the Secular Franciscan Order and lived out her vocation with joy and love for all God’s creation following the way of St. Francis of Assisi. She was an active member of the Sodality of Our Lady of LaSalette, and for many years volunteered to sponsor Bike-a-thons to raise funds for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Lillian was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 60 years, her brother Henry Miller, and brothers-in-law Robert DiPasqua, Henry Bellis and sisters-in-law Florence Bellis and Bernadine Miller. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth (Richard), her grandson Broc (Audrey) and grandsons’ Heath (Tammy) and Dennis (Catherine) and several great-grandchildren as well as several beloved nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11am Saturday at St. John's Church Holly Hills West Hurley. Burial in the Pine Bush Cemetery, Rt. 209 Kerhonkson. Friends will be received on Friday from 3-6pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia. Memorial contributions may be made to stjude.org You may share a special memory or condolence with the family on Lillian's Tribute Wall at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com