Our cherished Mom, Mimi, Aunt, and friend, Mary Jayne Lilley, 86 years of age of Wilton, passed away on April 20, 2020.
Born in 1934, to the late Ida and John Quick, Mary Jayne was the last of the “Quick Clan”, predeceased by her twin Robert, her sister and best friend Gloria, and twin brothers Allen and Richard. Mary Jayne was born and raised in CT. A graduate of Laurelton Hall and St. Vincent’s School of Nursing, she met her late husband, Homer, on a blind date. A date that almost didn’t happen because his name was Homer. They married in 1961 and built their home in Wilton where Mom lived until 2018 when her Parkinson’s disease required her to move to the Greens at Cannondale. Mary Jayne loved being a Wiltonite. After Homer retired, they considered moving someplace warmer, but Mom refused to leave Wilton. He said “getting your mother out of Wilton is like trying to get the Pope out of Rome”. While Mom’s first priority in life was her family, her second was her school nursing career. A Wilton school nurse for 25+ years, she thrived on helping her “kids” and enjoyed the camaraderie of scores of teachers, parents and fellow nurses. An active member of the Our Lady of Fatima parish and school, it was here that Mary Jayne and Homer found their lifelong “gang” of friends. Friends that she cherished every single day and friends that held dear to her as well.
Mary Jayne is survived by her daughters, Jayne Lilley and her husband Scott Smith of Stratford, CT and Ann Bonini and her husband Rick Bonini of Canton, CT. Mary Jayne also leaves her beloved grandchildren Ryan Lagano, Olivia (Thomas) Murphy, Henry Bonini and Hannah Bonini. She is also survived by her very special and dear niece, Lori (Rick) Allen of Weston, CT as well of a host of additional nieces and nephews.
Burial will be private at Hillside Cemetery, in (wait for it) - Wilton and the family will hold a memorial mass and celebration of life when it’s safe to congregate, commemorate and celebrate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you take the time to perform an act of kindness in Mom’s memory.
She made a difference in all our lives through her patience, strength, gentle and kind spirit and warm smile. This is how she will be remembered.