In Memory Of

Cecil, Madeleine who passed away on 3/31/2014 at the age of 89

Madeleine 'Molly' M. Cecil, 89, of Bristol, CT, beloved wife of the late Norbert J. Cecil to whom she was married for 56 years, passed away peacefully Monday, March 31, 2014 at Bristol Hospital surrounded by her family. Born January 26, 1925 in Newport, VT, and raised in Swanton, VT., daughter of the late George and Antoinette (Milotte) Messier. Madeleine served in the U.S. Navy as a Flight Nurse during the Korean War with the rank of LTJG. Prior to retiring in 1988, she served as a nurse at The UConn Health Center in Farmington, for 12 years. Madeleine is survived by her children, Kathleen R. Cecil & her husband, J. Edward Smith of Great Mills, Maryland, Terrence J. Cecil & his wife Roberta of West Hartford, Timothy G. Cecil & his wife Theresa (Peltier) of Farmington, Maureen M. Estrella & her husband Daniel of Bristol; her beloved grandchildren, Cody T Smith and his wife Shaine, Garrett L. Smith, Carson R. Smith, Cooper A. Cecil, Griffin D. Cecil, Colin T. McLeod, Malcolm S. McLeod and Arianna Estrella; her only Great-grandchild, Remilia T. Smith; her siblings, A. Renee Daniel of Vermont, Charlotte DeCampos and Charles Messier both of Manchester, and Constance Cremer of Delaware and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her son, Terrence Lee Cecil. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rte. 4, Unionville on Friday, April 4, from 5:00 to 7:00p.m. Funeral and burial with full Naval Honors will be held Tuesday, April 8 in Maryland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140. To send online condolences to the family, please visit