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Mary Louise "Mary Lou" (Willard) Sears

June 11, 1934 ~ March 22, 2019 (age 84)

It is with great sadness that the children of Mary "Lou" Louise (Willard) Sears announce the peaceful passing of their mother after a short illness.

Born on June 11, 1934 in Manchester, Mary Lou was the daughter of the late George and Marion (Tyler) Willard.  She attended school in Manchester and went on to get her degree at Dean College.  After college she returned to Manchester where she started her career in fashion/retail.  Soon Mary Lou put her career aside to concentrate on her true love, family.  She was a dedicated daughter, sister and now mother.  She and her husband Bruno raised their three children in Bolton.  Family and friends have always been the most important thing to Mary Lou and she passed this trait on to her children.   She easily took on the role of center of the family and made sure she was part of everything.  Adjusting to the role of grandmother was easy for her and she fully flourished with the arrival of her great grandchildren. Grammy Lou and her "Darlings."

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her brothers George, John and Arthur; her dear friend and sister in law Norma; her husband Courtland Sears; the father of her children Brunig Moske Jr.; and her beloved son, Brunig W. Moske (Wally).

Those of us Mary Lou leaves with wonderful memories and love in our hearts are: son David Moske and his spouse Robert Kliminsky; daughter Samantha Moske and partner Kelly Mada; daughter-in-law Laura Moske; step sons Courtland and Daren Sears; grand-children Ashley Phelan, Kyle Conn, Brian Moske and Alexander Kliminsky; and her most cherished great grand children Audrey, Lilly, Margaret and John (Jack).

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. A private service will be held for immediate family. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation in Mary Lou's name to the charity of your choice. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit


Donations may be made to:

Hartford Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center

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