Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Asilia Mary Lanclos
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Asilia Mary Lanclos
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Asilia Mary Lanclos
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Lanclos, Asilia Mary
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
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Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300231
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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"The Joy of theLord is my strength"
SNmWhelnt 8al


(N .; Cllie or Granny)
.'902- 1986

Tuesd.i.. December, 1986
Vil'WING
John 1 hi mnis Memorial Chapel
12:00 rnon to 1:00 p.m.

ii Q(UIEM MASS
Sts' Peter a, t I'.utl Cathedral 1:30 p.m.
I ,. Vvry Reverend
Bishop Edw **. i Hirper, C.SS.R., Retired
and
The Revrecn ', "rh A. Bertrand, C.SS.R.
relebrants

INTERMENT
Western Cemetery No. I
















ASILIA MARY LANCLOS
(Miss Cillie or Granny)
December 25, 1902 December 1, 1986


Asilia Mary Lanclos was born on Christmas Day, 1902, in St.
Thomas, Virgin Islands to Delphine, nee Hall, and Auguste
Lanclos. She grew up in St. Thomas and attended the Nisky
Moravian School.

Being business-minded, she first began working as a salesperson
at age sixteen at the Elida Van Beverhoudt Dry Goods Store.
Later she was employed with Max E. Trepuk's store until its
closing in 1950. From 1951 until her retirement on July 31,
1974, she worked at Le Petite Parisien, managing, still, to raise
two children successfully.

"Miss Cillie", as she was affectionately known to many, loved
meeting people. She would always greet customers with a cheer-
ful, friendly smile. To her, everyone was 'sweetheart' or'darling'.

Asilia was a woman at peace with herself, devoted to her fami-
ly, secure in her faith and respected by all in the community.
She radiated a love and warmth of character which will be missed
by all.














REMEMBERANCES OF ASILIA LANCLOS

My .aint. iliaia Lanclos. was a trnl\ renaikable woman. I
have ni.'er l.nown anyone who was more <'lr.ielnt ll cheerlul.
kind or ,'a111i.

Memories of her began in my early childhood when our families
lived on the same street (Long Palth just houses apart. It seems
that I spent more time at my "Auntie Cillie's" house that I did at
my own, partl. no doubt. because of the w.rin welcome, the
Utndligu ..l pi.'lciir' that she hi~ ed Ihnice r I was there Ii
seniied I, in.: then h1.1i he had a speci.i lo e .i nd atlc',.lion t.-r
me. M.atur it later madc me rc,ilie that nian\ ,1th .rs (I within tihe
family .tiii without) were sumlarly impressed. In othlie words.
she had a unique ,Ihilit\ to make a person feel sinlglti'rly special.
Yet. I do not doubt to this da. that I was special to her as she
most I.crilinh was special to me.

Ihere are innumneranic instances which I r-.ill it!h fondness,
but one such recollection stand- out with cr\s t:il cl.int., It was a
conservation Aunt Asihli had with me right llter my father died
abrupill and tine\peLctedly on June I, 1.)5c,. It was my third
year ot f Hiih School and I had no plans to ,do jani thin with my
life. Indlvd. I was enrolled in the "'eneral" nu.irse of study. I
remember dl-.tin. tly her telling me that on tlil. dd\ before he died
my father had lamented to her that he was sorely disappointed in
me because he felt that, while I had the ability to achieve a col-
lege educ.alion. I oh\ioiusly lacked the ambition or interest to
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do so. In her inimicable manner, characterized by kindness but
motivated by determination, she chided me for my attitude while
challenging me to prove my father's faith in me. This event
changed my life. I switched to the college preparatory course of
study, obtained an "academic diploma", went to college and
later on to law school.

So, in a very substantial way, Aunt Asilia shaped and directed
my life and I owe her a lifetime of gratitude.

Apart from myself. Asilia Lanclos touched the lives of many
others in our community. She never sough recognition, achieved
no fame or social prominence, yet her influence on those she
came in contact with land they were many throughout her career
as a sales person) was great. She exuded happiness, practiced
charity and, as she had done with me, inspired others to use their
talents for self-fulfillment. She was a remarkable woman and as
we say farewell and inter her mortal remains let us adopt and
carry on her irrepressible optimism about life in general.

Auntie Silie and her sister, my mother, Eugenie, loom largely
in my life and my memories and, as I did upon the passing of my
mother years ago, I use the last stanza (slightly paraphrased) of
Gray's immortal poem "Elegy Written in a Country Church-
yard" to bid my last adieu:

No further seek her merits to disclose
Or draw her frailties from their dread abode
There they alike in trembling hope repose
In the bosom of her father and her God"

Julio A. Brady
December 1986
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S4det olyfe4mce
Entrance Hymn ......................... Hymn No. 334
"O What Could My Jesus Do More"

First Reading ................... Sister Marie Lousie Bryan
Wisdom: 3:1-9

Responsorial Psalm

Second Reading ........................ Sheri Ann Lewis
1 Corinthians 13:1-13

The Holy Gospel ............... Deacon Arturo Watlington

The Homily .... Bishop Edward Harper, C.SS.R., D.D.. Retired

Offertory Hymn ......................... Hymn No. 326
"What A Friend We Have In Jesus"

Eucharistic Prayers

Hymn of Peace .......................... Hymn No. 528
"Let There Be Peace"

Communion Rites

Communion Hymn ....................... Hymn No. 299
"The Lord Is My Shepherd"

Solo ..................................... Fayc M oon
"Ave Maria"

Eulogy ........................... Alfred 0. Heath, M.D.

Final Commendation and Farewell

Closing Hymn ........................... Hymn No. 232
"To God Be The Glory"

AT GRAVE SITE
Solo ................................... Cecil Harrigan
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CHILDREN
Gilbert E. Henry / Maria D. Lewis

IN-LAWS
Valencia D. Henry / Wilbur G. Lewis

GRANDCHILDREN
Roland Henry / Ronald Henry / Roslyn Henry / Kevin Lewis
Lorene Hauser / Mia Lewis / Sheri Ann Lewis

GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
Chantal Hauser / Courtney Feliciano-Henry / Mariama Henry

NEPHEWS
Albert Brady / Allan Brady / Antonio Brady / Lt. Gov. Julio Brady

NIECES
Joyce Harrison / Marjorie Lewis



Antonio Brady / Laurence Bryan, Sr. / Roland Henry
Ronald Henry / Kevin Lewis / John Douglas Watson, Jr.




La Grant Anthony / Allan Brady / Albert Brady
Julio Brady / Henry G. Carey / Excelman DcLagarde
David Hauser / Lincoln Oliver




Larry Cerge / Darryl Lewis / Michael Lewis / Robert Lewis

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CHILDREN
Gilbert E. Henry / Maria D. Lewis
IN-LAWS
Valencia D. Henry / Wilbur G. Lewis
GRANDCHILDREN
Roland Henry / Ronald Henry / Roslyn Henry / Kevin Lewis
Lorene Hauser / Mia Lewis / Sheri Ann Lewis
GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
Chantal Hauser / Courtney Feliciano-Henry / Mariama Henry
NEPHEWS
Albert Brady / Allan Brady / Antonio Brady / Lt. Gov. Julio Brady
NIECES
Joyce Harrison / Marjorie Lewis



Antonio Brady / Laurence Bryan, Sr. / Roland Henry
Ronald Henry / Kevin Lewis / John Douglas Watson, Jr.




La Grant Anthony / Allan Brady / Albert Brady
Julio Brady / Henry G. Carey / Excelman DeLagarde
David Hauser / Lincoln Oliver


/e /cAe l
Larry Ccrge / Darryl Lewis / Michael Lewis / Robert Lewis
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