May 15, 2021

Death of Florence Wendover ‘Wendy’ Kerop Announced; Owned ‘The Turning Page’ Bookstore in Old Lyme, Former Director of Christian Ed. at FCCOL,

CHESTER — Florence Wendover “Wendy” Kerop, 77, of Hickory Hill Drive, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

Wendy was born Feb. 7, 1944, in New London, the daughter of the late John and Alys Griswold Haman. She lived in Old Lyme, until she married …

… She married Harry Kerop Oct. 3, 1969, in Framingham, Mass. …

… They raised their family in Deep River, and later moved to Old Lyme.

Wendy was a member of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, and after moving back to Old Lyme, became the junior choir director and the director of Christian education for many years. Her family and friends lovingly referred to her as “the Church Lady” from Saturday Night Live …

… She volunteered at the Old Lyme schools playing the piano for the chorus or helping with school plays. She was one to always stop and lend a hand to anyone that needed assistance …

… She co-owned the Turning Page Bookstore in Old Lyme, with her daughter for six years. Wendy loved her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She loved seeing them grow and all their great accomplishments. She was very proud of them.

She is predeceased by her husband Harry. She is survived by her daughter Julie Kerop of Chester; her son Adam and his wife Dana (Concascia) Kerop of Deep River; and her three beloved grandchildren, Gabriella, Adam and Celia Kerop …

… A private burial will be held at Duck River Cemetery in Old Lyme. A celebration of Wendy’s life will take place later this year. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the ASPCA or theĀ American Heart Association.

Visit this link to view the full obituary published April 25, in The Day.

 

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