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Lyla Bogardus - December 25, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of Lyla Bogardus, nine-year-old daughter of Bill Bogardus and Jana Balsamo, on Christmas morning.  Bill races his Lightning 14719 out of Cedar Point Yacht Club in Connecticut and is a former member of Metedeconk River Yacht Club in New Jersey.  During the 2013 North American Championships at CPYC, around $3K was raised for the Make-a-Wish Foundation in support of Lyla.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tommy Fund, 20 York Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510 or to A Place Called Hope, 154 Pond Meadow Road, Killingworth, Connecticut 06419.

Lyla Ann Bogardus, beloved nine-year-old daughter of William C. Bogardus and Jana Balsamo of Northford, passed away peacefully early Christmas morning at her home with her loving family by her side. Lyla was born in Freehold, New Jersey, on April 1, 2007, was a 4th grade student at the Totoket Valley Elementary School (TVES), loved to play games with her brothers, loved her pets, all animals and horseback riding. Loving sister of Grant W. and Bennett R. Bogardus. Beloved granddaughter of Salvatore and Janet Balsamo, William and Elizabeth Bogardus. Also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. - See more at: LYLA ANN BOGARDUS's Obituary on New Haven Register

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