Lydia J. Wooster

lydia wooster
Lydia J. (Bobrowsky) Wooster, 93, of Bethany peacefully left this life to tend to the eternal garden on August 11, 2016. She was born in Oxford CT on November 5, 1922. She was predeceased by her husband George O. Wooster. She is survived by her children Linda Wooster of Bethany, CT; Barbara Wooster Arvanetes of Rhinebeck, NY and George F. Wooster (Elizabeth) of Wallingford. Her extended family lived locally which meant she shared many wonderful experiences and amassed fabulous memories with her grandsons Tom Green (Toni), Steve Green (Melody Margitich) and George O. Wooster and great grandchildren Devlin and Logan Green and Natylee and Nolan Green. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Lydia worked as a secretary at the West Haven Veterans Hospital and Southern CT State University. However, her life was centered on her family and home. Family was everything to Lydia. She was proud of the accomplishments of her children and grandsons and never grew tired of hearing about their projects. She attended every athletic contest....and there were many! Her grandsons were her pride and joy and she taught them carpentry skills, to hunt, fish, and play various sports. As grandmothers go, Lydia was extremely hands on. A pint sized ball of energy, Lydia was always on the go. Her intelligence, logic, and love of life earned the respect and admiration of family and many Bethany residents. She had a wonderful personality and a feistiness that resulted in positive action for several community projects. Lydia helped build two houses with her husband and acquired carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and painting skills which she passed on to her family. Lydia delighted in gardening and could make anything grow. Her flower gardens bloomed throughout the season and her vegetable gardens produced an abundance of vegetables. When Lydia wasn't gardening, working on the house, taking care of animals, attending her grandsons' events, or helping neighbors, she enjoyed going to tag sales and was quite the bargain hunter. She was well known for the huge tag sales she conducted at her house. Lydia spent the past years as a resident of Paradigm/Regal Care of Prospect. Her family expresses sincere appreciation to the many associates: Elza, Bernite, Millie, Faye, Rose, Gale, Marie, Grace, Shauna, Camille, Stacey, Jamie, Laurie, Denise, Catherine; the Recreation Department (Jeanne, Sue, Cathy, Sue), and the many others who became part of Lydia's extended family. Friends may visit with her family on Sunday, August 14th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. During this time at 6:00 PM a Prayer Service celebrating her life will be held in the funeral home. Her interment will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the Wallingford Garden Club, c/o Ellie Tessmer, 115 Cheshire Rd. Wallingford, CT 06492 or Recreation Department, Regalcare of Prospect, c/o Jeanne Madormo, 25 Royal Crest Dr., Prospect, CT 06712.

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  1. Linda we are so sorry to hear about Lydia’s passing. Our love and prayers go out to you and yours. Love George and Linda

  2. Linda, Barbara, George & children,

    We were very sorry to hear of Aunt Lydia’s passing. Both of us, especially Stan. having known her longer, fondly recall her great sense of humor, and the many good times spent visiting. We still have a birch tree in our front yard that she let us dig up as a sapling many years ago. Her long term close friendship with the Dudienski family is truly a cherished memory. Please accept our condolences, and may your happy memories help you through these difficult times.

    Stan & Patti Dudienski

  3. George , Linda, Barbara and all your family.

    We are so sorry for your loss. It has been a long time and

    a lot of wonderful memories to hold you all together during these

    difficult times. Thinking of you all with my memories also.

    Alex & Judy Cofrancesco

  4. Linda, Barbara and George. Was saddened to hear of Aunt Lydia’s passing. We lost Dad (Norman Johnson, Aunt Barbara’s husband ), in November of 2014, we would like to send our condolences, to all of you and your families. We still live in Sharon, Mom is in the healthcare here, she has a medical issue with her legs.

    Please, if you’d like to reach us my email is

    Love to all.


  5. Linda, Barbera and George,

    So sorry to hear about your dear mom. I hope the memories you share of growing up with such a great mother bring smiles to your family for generations.

    Love, Tom and Kathy Trumbley and family

  6. Dear Linda,

    I was so sorry to hear of Lydia’s passing. She was a lovely woman and I am so happy to have had your family as neighbors. Give my best to your brother and sister. I hope you are well and happy. I’m living in Milford now, but I have warm memories of our years in Bethany.

  7. My heartfelt and deepest condolences to your family. Sending you a heartfelt prayer that God will bring you comfort during this difficult time. Linda, you are an amazing and wonderful daughter. I know that your Mom was very proud of having you as her daughter. (She expressed those feelings to me often over her time with us.)Thinking of you and all those mourning of her loss. I’m thankful, I got the priviledge to be apart of her life as she will be greatly missed.My Sincerest Sympathy to All of her family…..Jamie Regal Care

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