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Esther Phelps

Centenarian Esther Phelps happily displays her copy of Images of America: Willington, which she received on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Sadly, we have received news that Mrs. Phelps passed on May 14th. She is mourned by many.

Mrs. Phelps was born in Willington in 1913 and eventually became a teacher in Willington's school system.

Some of the memories Mrs. Phelps shared during the authors' research process form the basis of photo captions in the book. In addition, Mrs. Phelps is featured in a 1920 photo of her first grade class at the Glass Factory School.

To place an order and learn about other people and places in Images of America: Willington, please click on the link to the left.

P.O. Box 214 Willington CT, 06279