Mary Caper­ton Bilecky

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Mary Caper­ton (Rosen­berger) Bilecky of New Fair­field, Con­necti­cut, passed away peace­fully sur­rounded by her fam­ily on De­cem­ber 20, 2018. Mary was born on Oc­to­ber 14, 1935, in Staunton, Vir­ginia, to the late Ge­orge Spitler and Mary Caper­ton Rosen­berger. She was ed­u­cated at Stu­art Hall in Staunton and re­ceived her bach­e­lor’s de­gree from Vas­sar Col­lege and a Master of Li­brary Science from South­ern Con­necti­cut State Col­lege.

Mary was the li­brar­ian at Meet­ing House Hill School in New Fair­field for many years and also served for a time as the chair­man of the New Fair­field Li­brary Board of Di­rec­tors. Mary loved read­ing, knit­ting, and work­ing jig­saw and cross­word puz­zles.

Mary was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band of 30 years, Adam Bilecky, Sr. and a daugh­ter, Anas­ta­sia Carter Bilecky. She is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Adam Bilecky, Jr. of War­ren, Con­necti­cut, Hugh Caper­ton Bilecky (Lynn) of Chap­paqua, New York, and Mary Caper­ton Drimer (Adam) of Rich­mond, Vir­ginia; and two grand­chil­dren Ja­cob Brax­ton “Jack” Drimer and Mary Caper­ton “May May” Drimer, both of Rich­mond. She is also sur­vived by two sis­ters, Mar­garet Holt Dun­ning of Fred­er­icks­burg, Vir­ginia, and Lisa Brax­ton Moore (Bill) of Staunton, Vir­ginia, and their fam­i­lies.

Mary loved all crea­tures great and small. She en­joyed sit­ting on her back deck, feed­ing and watch­ing the wildlife. She pur­chased her first horse at age 56 and rode un­til a few years ago. She leaves be­hind her beloved dachshund, Ban­ner, and horse, Vir­ginia Gen­tle­man “Whiskey”.

A pri­vate grave­side ser­vice will be held in the spring. Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions can be made to the Cather­ine Vi­o­let Hub­bard An­i­mal Sanc­tu­ary, New­town, CT, or Best Friends An­i­mal Sanc­tu­ary, Kanab, UT.

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