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Lillian Marie Small

November 27, 1926 - June 14, 2017

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Lillian Marie Small, 90, of Richardson, Texas, passed away on June 14, 2017. She was born in Westbrook, Maine on November 27, 1926. Lillian graduated from Westbrook High.

John W. Small married Lillian Savoie on November 8, 1944 during World War II. After the war ended and an honorable discharge from the service, John and Lillian settled in Massachusetts. He started his own construction company and made some great memories for his children. The death of his father moved the entire family to Dallas, Texas in 1957, where John and Lillian helping in...

Lillian Marie Small, 90, of Richardson, Texas, passed away on June 14, 2017. She was born in Westbrook, Maine on November 27, 1926. Lillian graduated from Westbrook High.

John W. Small married Lillian Savoie on November 8, 1944 during World War II. After the war ended and an honorable discharge from the service, John and Lillian settled in Massachusetts. He started his own construction company and made some great memories for his children. The death of his father moved the entire family to Dallas, Texas in 1957, where John and Lillian helping in caring for his newly widowed mother until her death.

John and Lillian moved to Richardson, Texas in 1972 to provide a better school system and education for the last two young sons at home, Charlie and Jon-Jon. John and Lillian became active Charter Members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, supporting all aspects of the young and growing church's needs.

Lillian worked full-time raising seven exemplary children, 27 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and was expecting a great-great-grandchild to be born in November of 2017. She was a Red Hatters Charter Member, and also a member of the Atlas Society, St. Cecilia, and St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Lillian had a passion for gardening, reading, family, crafts, chocolate, and playing Skip Bo with the grandkids.

Lillian is survived by children, Cheri Gruber of Richardson, Texas, Paula McBride of Plano, Texas, Darlene Taylor-Thompson M.D. of Bullard, Texas, Diane Murphy of Crandall, Texas, Charles Small of Caddo Mills, Texas, and John Small of Srilanka; and sister, Beth Knudsen of Westbrook, Maine. She is preceded in death by her parents, Amanda and James Savoie; husband of 69 years, John W. Small; son, Mark J. Small; and great-grandson, Michael Blake Townsend.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Sparkman Funeral Home in Richardson. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the North Texas Chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation http://ntx.wish.org/

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Richardson, TX.