Lillian Martyn: 1931-2019
Last updated 4/18/2019 at Noon
Lillian (Lil) Phyllis Martyn, age 87, died peacefully on March 31, 2019, at Sunrise Senior Living on Mercer Island after a 5-year battle with cancer. Lil was born June 20, 1931, in LaGrange, Indiana, the daughter of Italian immigrants Aquilion and Felice (Fabrizio) Panicci.
Lil was the middle child of five children. Soon after her birth, the family moved to Michigan, where they lived in a stone house built by her father. When Lil was eight years old, her father died in a farming accident. Life was difficult for her family during this time. Lil did her part by starting to work at the age of...