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Myrtle ‘Bunny’ Soule

KENT — Myrtle “Bunny” Soule, 97, died peacefully at New Milford Hospital on July 13, 2018. 

She was born at home in 1921 in the Macedonia area of Kent, the daughter of Mary (McCann) and Sherman Chase.

Bunny was predeceased by her husband, Millard “Bub” Soule Sr.; her two sisters, Dorothy Gawel and Alice Rosati of Kent; and her two brothers, Nelson and Milo Chase. 

She is survived by her half-sister, Mary C. Palmer; her son, Millard “Butch” Soule Jr. of Kent and his wife Judith; her daughter, Nancy Cipolla and her husband, Bill, of New Milford; three grandsons, Justin “Luke” Soule and his wife, Danielle, and stepchildren Andrew and Emily of Kent, Trevor Soule and his wife, Allycia, of North Canaan and Zachary Soule and Kelly, and her son, Damien, of North Canaan; one great-grandson, Tristan, and three great granddaughters Kayla, Rylan and Caden of North Canaan.

Bunny worked in the kitchen at Kent Center School, was secretary to the Kent Center School nurse, probate judge and town clerk. 

During World War II, while the men and women of Kent were serving our country, she drove her father’s flatbed truck delivering lumber from his sawmill to local lumber yards. She was also a bank teller for the Kent branch of the New Milford Savings Bank.

Bunny was a member of the Kent Girls Club, den mother for the Kent Cub Scouts, troop leader for the Kent Girl Scouts and a member of the VFW Auxiliary of New Milford. 

More recently, she was a member of the Kent Monday Morning Art Group.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kent Volunteer Fire Department; Templeton Farm Apartments Resident Fund in Kent; or Animal Welfare of New Milford, Conn.

A graveside service will be held at the Kent Congregational Church cemetery at 11 a.m. on Aug. 18, followed by a luncheon at Templeton Farm Apartments, 16 Swift Lane in Kent, at noon. 

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford assisted the family with arrangements.