May Trickett, 87, of Willimantic, CT died on September 12, 2020. May had an amazing green thumb and was a very giving person. She would share with everyone the many flowers and vegetables that she grew. May especially loved gladiolas. Every summer her home would be filled with vase after vase of home-grown flowers. Every spring she would count the gladiola bulbs as she planted them. One year she planted over 400 bulbs. May was a music lover and a Bruce John groupie. She would check his schedule and make sure to be wherever he was playing. She loved dancing. When Bluegrass music was playing, she just had to move. She was even known to dance in her wheelchair. She enjoyed shopping and lunch with her best friends, Nancy Paradise and Michelina Desciscio. Her Siamese cat, Flashy, was her constant companion. May loved to keep busy and always had a plan for her days. She looked forward to gatherings to celebrate birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Any gathering that included a meal …she was there. She rarely missed the Coventry Knights of Columbus Friday fish dinners. May would strike up a conversation with anyone and made friends wherever she went. May worked and co-owned Trickett Sand and Gravel. She and her late husband of 57 years, Gilbert, were partners in everything they did including building their first home on Stearns Rd. May is survived by her children, Carol Thompson and her husband Kim, Dolores Trickett-Moore and her husband Dennis, and Joseph Trickett and his wife Sarah; grandchildren Trevor Thompson, Dori Ramsdell, Blair Thompson, Benjamin Trickett, Patience LaPlume, William, John, and Owen Trickett; great-grandchildren Ristin, Bowen, Juliette, and Landen. May’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm at Potter Funeral Home 456 Jackson St. Willimantic, CT 06226. Her Funeral Mass will be Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Church 1600 Main St. Coventry, CT 06238 with her burial to follow at New Willimantic Cemetery.
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