Lillian Cost Henning was born on February 23, 1931, in Carbondale, PA. She is preceded in death by her long-time companion, Mike DiBart, her parents, Josephine and Samuel Cost, her siblings, Theresa Mancuso, Viola Goffredo, Sam Cost, Jr., and Bertine Bradley, and former spouse, Melvin Henning.
She is survived by her son, Robert Henning, and her three grandchildren, Jack, Caroline, and Courtney Henning, and their mother, Catherine Henning, all of Austin, Texas.
Lillian was proud of her close-knit family and loved her nieces, nephews, and their spouses: Barbara (Gerard) Caucci, Debra (Dr. Thomas) Oven, Saundra (Joseph) Brady, Suzanne (Dr. Walter) Sassack, Sam (Carol) Cost, David Bradley, and their children and grandchildren.
Lillian moved to Peekskill, NY in the1950's and became a long time member of the Assumption Church and was especially close with Father Vernon. She served as the Assistant Vice President of the Westchester/Putnam Division of the Bank of New York in Peekskill until she retired. For over 25 years, Lillian greatly enjoyed being an active member of the Peekskill Rotary Club. She loved to serve the Peekskill community, travel, cook family recipes, and enjoyed spending the winter in Florida with her companion, Mike.
Throughout her time, Lillian was blessed with wonderful neighbors and good friends and the family would like to especially thank Jesse Boyd for the friendship and support he provided through the years.
A special thank you to the Drum Hill Senior Living Community for their kindness and care for Lillian.
The family would also like to thank a Hudson Valley Presbyterian Hospital ICU nurse, Maria, who made extraordinary efforts during the pandemic to provide comfort during Lillian's final days and allowed her son to be with her.
She was encircled by love and prayer when she entered Heaven.
Lillian was an advocate for and personally contributed to the American Heart Association.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit on Saturday, September 2020 at 10:00 am.
Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the American Heart Association in her memory.