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OFFENBERG, Lillian Ann

Lillian Ann Offenberg, 91, of Gulfport, FL, passed away peacefully on
September 4, 2021 at Tidewell Hospice in Bradenton.
Born in Bridgeport, CT on April 22, 1930, Lillian (Lil) was the daughter of
the late Richard Art Sr. and Lillian (Pitts) Art. She was a devoted wife and
mother, and more than anything loved spending time with family and
friends. Lil grew up in Lordship, CT, where she enjoyed fishing and boating
on Long Island Sound, gardening and the outdoors, socializing and playing
cards with friends, and cooking delicious homemade meals for her family.
In her early years, she worked in the drafting department of Sikorsky
Aircraft. Lil and her husband Nikita (“Nips”) were childhood sweethearts
who truly became best friends for life, and would have celebrated 75 years
of marriage in November. As his lifelong partner, Lil took great pride and
joy in caring for their home, entertaining friends, traveling to Florida for
family reunions, and taking excursions to California, Mexico and Europe
with Nips, a corporate pilot, flying the aircraft. In retirement, Lil and Nips
enjoyed 35+ years in their beloved condo overlooking Boca Ciega Bay at
Town Shores of Gulfport, where they shared many special friendships. They
especially loved entertaining family and friends while cruising their boat
the “Lily Pad” around the beautiful Florida Gulf waters.
Lil is predeceased by her husband Nips of 74 years, and her three siblings:
Richard Art Jr., Alfred Art (Barbara), and Daisy “Arlene” Mills (Albert). She
is survived by her three children: Sandra Donaldson (Dennis), Laura
Offenberg Dague (Arthur), and Glenn Offenberg, as well as her sister-in-law
Margaret Art (Richard Jr.) She is also survived by five grandchildren:
Lynne Cayer (Roy), Scott Donaldson (Laura), Todd Donaldson (Jodee),
Nikolas Dague, Olivia Dague and four great-grandchildren; Drew Cayer,
Devon Cayer, Kellan Donaldson and Nora Donaldson, as well as a niece and
several nephews.
A memorial service is being planned for this Fall in Lordship, CT. In lieu of
flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.