a 15-year battle, Candace passed away at 2:15am on Wednesday October 27 2004
from cancer that had spread to her liver. She was in no pain; she died at home
under hospice care, surrounded by family and friends. A memorial service was
held on Saturday November 13 at the Center Congregational Church in
After a 15-year struggle with cancer, died peacefully at home on October 27. She is survived by her husband Stephen Gwilt and her daughter Amber Bostwick. She also leaves her mother Doris Aronne, stepfather Frank Aronne, two brothers - James (Jay) Morin Jr. and Thomas Morin - and her sister Elizabeth Morin as well as several nephews and nieces.
was born in
She started Gwilt Art Studio where she created her glass and hand-made clay jewelry and paintings. She loved gardening, decorating and sewing.
member of Center Congregational Church of Torrington, she was involved in the
She believed passionately in the importance of Family and taught classes on family-focused topics based on Biblical principles. Candace was deeply committed to her own family and loved to be with people. She was a woman of extraordinary courage, love and compassion.
Above all, she loved the Lord, and loved to worship Him in music - listening to it, playing it on her guitar and piano, composing it. She was a member of a singing group Heartfire that performed in local churches and recorded several of the songs she wrote.
A memorial service will be held at 10am on November 6 at the Center Congregational Church of Torrington CT. Contributions can be made in her memory to the Candace A. Gwilt Memorial Benevolent Fund at the Christian Counseling Center, 237 Migeon Avenue, Torrington, CT.
Phalen Funeral Home of Torrington is in charge of arrangements.
The Christian Counseling Connection of
The Candace A. Gwilt Memorial Benevolence Fund
C/o The Christian Counseling Connection,
Checks should be made payable to the Christian Counseling Connection.