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“Our dearest Aunt Lucy is gone from our midst in body but forever with us in spirit. Her joy, her humor, her love of Uncle Seth, the sparkle in her...Read More ยป
1 of 1 | Posted by: Joan Holcombe Prior - Marlborough, CT

Lucy Eaton Holcombe, 91, wife of the late Seth Pomeroy Holcombe, beloved aunt, mentor and friend passed away peacefully at home in North Granby on January 6, 2016 surrounded by her family and close friends. She was the daughter of the late Julia Allen and William Spalding Eaton of Hartford, CT. Lucy, who grew up in Hartford, was a graduate of the Oxford School and Connecticut College. She worked at Connecticut General (CIGNA) and also taught first grade in the Bloomfield Public Schools. She was a former Secretary of the New England Morgan Horse Association and active member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Connecticut where she served several terms on its Board. Lucy was a member of the Friends of Cossitt Library, former member and Secretary of the Granby Library Board, and member of both the Granby Historic Properties Study Committee and Salmon Brook Historical Society. Lucy and her husband Seth were longtime members of The Granby Land Trust and enthusiastically supported land conservation. A skilled horsewoman and animal lover from the time she was a young girl, Lucy found a kindred spirit in her husband Seth. Through fifty years of marriage, they generously shared their home on Thorne Bay Hill with many Morgan horses, dogs, cats, family, and fortunate friends. An avid nature and bird lover, she loved to walk in her woods with her dog, enjoying the land. Her ready smile, positive attitude towards life, and kind heart lifted the spirits of all who knew her. Lucy leaves her much-loved nieces and nephews: Nancy K. Hinman and her husband Douglas of Warren, RI, Shepherd M. Holcombe Jr. and his wife Betsy of Arlington, MA, Donald K. Wicke and his wife Alice of Portland, CT; Anne S. Holcombe, Emily G. Holcombe, Joan Prior, Michele Brickner, and Tom Holcombe. She also leaves her long time close friends Harry and Susan Werner of North Granby and many other cherished friends and neighbors. Lucy was predeceased by her sister Harriet E. Wicke of West Hartford, CT and nephew Austin D. Wicke. A memorial service celebrating Lucy's life will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Granby, 219 North Granby Rd, Granby, CT 06035 with a reception immediately following in Baker Hall at the church. Burial will be private. The family wishes to thank The McLean Hospice Team for their compassionate care of Lucy in her final days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Lucy's name to the McLean Hospice Program, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT 06070. Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home of Granby has care of the arrangements. To send notes of condolences, please visit

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