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Lilly (Benedict) Hollander

WEST CORNWALL — Lilly (Benedict) Hollander, 83, passed away comfortably at her home on Sept. 24, 2011.

Born in Vienna, Austria, in 1928, she came to the United States as a child, then settled in New York City and later in West Cornwall with her husband, Peter.

A graduate of The Cooper Union, Mrs. Hollander became an expert conservator of fine antique artworks on paper.

She is survived by her daughters, Susanne Gilbert of Montclair, N.J., and Diana Hollander of West Cornwall; her sister, Eva Freiberger, and her brother-in-law, Robert Freiberger, of Pompton Plains, N.J.; her son-in-law, Avery Gilbert; and her grandchildren, Alice and Lydia Gilbert of Montclair.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Cooper Union at www.cooper.edu. Arrangements are under the care of the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon.