Pickett, Eleanor “Toots”

Eleanor “Toots” W. Pickett of New Preston, CT, passed away at her home on Thursday December 8, 2016 at the age of 96.

She was born in New Preston, CT, October 12, 1920 daughter of the late Clifford and Anna (Swanson) Wright. A lifelong resident of New Preston she graduated from Washington H.S. in 1937, was a member of the Washington Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the New Preston Woman’s Club, American Legion Post 87 Ladies Auxiliary, New Preston Cemetery Board, the New Preston Congregational Church and a volunteer in the New Preston VNA Thrift Shop.

Mrs. Pickett was predeceased by her husband Leo Pickett in July of 2011 after 70 years of marriage.

She is survived by her sons James Pickett of New Preston, CT, Orville Pickett of New Preston, CT, Leo Pickett and his wife Sue of Conway, SC, Stephen Pickett of New Preston, CT, Thomas Pickett of Roxbury, CT, a daughter Carrie Antonowicz and her husband Tom of New Milford, CT, grandchildren Heather, Kelly and Mike Pickett, Krista Noe and Ryan Antonowicz and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Orville Wright and sister Mildred Wright.

A private family burial service was held in the New Preston Cemetery in New Preston.

Contributions in her memory may be made to VNA Northwest, 607 Bantam Rd., Unit F, Bantam, CT 06750.

Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.


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