At her home, Jan. 26, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, Lenora M. 'Lee' Lupoli Erickson, 78, wife of Ken Erickson of West Haven, mother of Robert L. Erickson and his wife, Carm Cassano of Orange, Carol A. Allen of North Branford, Kenneth J. Erickson of Deerfield Beach, FL and the late David G. Erickson, grandmother of Joseph D. Allen, Paul G. Allen, James K. Erickson and the late David P. Allen, sister of Marion J. Boulia of Havelock, NC, Carmen M. Lupoli and his wife Giovanna DeMaio Lupoli of Orange, Geraldine A. Lupoli, Esq. and her husband Thomas Creamer of Orange and the late Madeline Carloni. Also survived by her brother-in-law, Augie Carloni of New Haven. She was born in New Haven, a daughter of the late Gennaro (Jerry) Lupoli and Alice Mongillo Lupoli. Lee was a graduate of Hillhouse High School, Grace Hospital School of Nursing and SCSC. She was a registered nurse for over 42 years, including 25 years on private duty. She had a love for nursing and caring for people, but because of knee problems, failing eyesight and hearing she could no longer practice in this profession. Her time was filled with her family and many extended friends. Her love was boundless, even when she was not well, her first sentence to one in need was 'How can I help you?'. Lee was an avid reader and did exquisite embroidery for the family. Even in pain, her humor gave comfort to others. She began a brief career as an author of short stories and poems. A book was published and she was interviewed by Randy Beach for an article in the New Haven Register. Lee was a member of Grace-NH School of Nursing Alumni Association. Special thanks to her many caregivers, especially Krystyna. Relatives and friends are invited to go directly to St. Lawrence Church, 207 Main St., West Haven on Wed. Jan. 30, 2008 at 11 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven. Calling hours are Tues. from 5 - 8 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT - TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave. at Court St., West Haven. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or to Lions Club International Foundation, c/o East Haven Lions Club, 3 Cozy Beach Ave., East Haven, CT 06512.

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  1. Dear Gerry, Tom, Carmen & Giovanni, So sorry for the loss of your sister. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and the entire Lupoli Family. Linda Velez & Raymond Whitton

  2. The Lupoli Family, Our deepest condolences go out to you all. Lenora was the most kindest and compassionate person ever to be know. She always had a smile to brighten everyone’s day and always a kind word for everyone. She truely is an Angel! It’s been our pleasure to be a part of the family from taking care of your parents and all through the years since. She lived to make everyone else happy even in her dark hours. She will always be that special angel that will be with you all forever. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mary Ann, Chris, Bryant, Michael and Stacy

  3. To Bob and the entire Erickson & Lupoli families~ Your loss is heaven’s gain. I will remember your mom as a kind and gentle soul whose softspoken words were always positive and uplifting. May God be with you all during this time of mourning but know in your heart that, in heaven, a choir of angels are singing while a ray of golden light welcomes another bright star.

  4. To Carmen & Giovanna: Sorry, I could not be with you in the loss of your sister. Will talk this weekend. (I hope)

  5. To Gerry, Tom & family, Our Hearts Go Out to You At times like this, words cannot say the things we’d like them to, but may it be a help to know our thoughts are there with you. Those We Have Loved Shine On We look at the night sky in the quiet of darkness, and they are never far. Those we have loved and cherished, those who have changed our lives in some small or profound way are closer than we know, because it is their light that shines on our world. It is the brilliance of their souls that makes our night sky glow. May peace shine down upon you and bring you comfort. with sympathy, Sheri Frank & Frank Slosser

  6. To Gerry, Tom, Carmen, Giovanna, Marion, Kenneth, Robert, Carm, Carol,Joseph, Paul, Kenneth Jr. & family, Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to you and your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always. Love, Beverly Jablonsky Maureen Basso & Jeanette Mahoney

  7. To my dearest friend and beautiful angel Lenora, You will be for ever missed and loved eternaly. I will miss you my friend forever, God bless and watch over you always, I love you dearly. Beverly A. Jablonsky

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