WESTON, Vt. – Lila Marie (Costello) Mansur, 85, of Weston earned her Angel wings June 16, 2018 at the Springfield Rehab Center in Springfield. She was born May 22, 1933 to James and Vivien (Tatro) Costello of Springfield. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1951.
On July 14, 1951, she married the love her life, Calvin F. Mansur, who predeceased her in 2010. She met Calvin on a blind date, and he would visit her daily at Wheeler’s Drug Store on Main Street where she would make him a root beer float while working behind the soda fountain.
They made their home of 55 years in Weston. Lila loved animals and birds; and after Calvin’s death, she especially doted on her pet cockatiel named Pretty Boy and her cat named Ebony. She delighted in feeding the backyard birds, chipmunks, and squirrels, and loved to listen to Polkas, read romance novels, and was an avid baker. She loved to play golf with Calvin, and she worked for a while as a substitute librarian at the Wilder Library in Weston. She was forever cheerful, a devoted wife and mother, and very proud of her Irish heritage.
Lila is survived by her son Michael Costello Mansur and his wife Kathi of New Mexico, her daughter Maureen Carole Mathieu and husband Lou of Maine, granddaughters Hannah Haley of Maine, Angela Maureen French and her husband Charley of Wallingford, her sisters Ruthie Douglas of Chester, Marie Angell of Florida, and Helen Mack of Texas, and her sister-in-law Lois Barrows of St. Johnsbury, Vt.
She was also predeceased by her sister Marilyn. She also leaves behind six great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at Davis Memorial Chapel on Summer Street Sunday, June 24 at 1 p.m., with a viewing at noon. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Weston, where she will be “Together Forever” with Calvin.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.