Obituary: Cecilia M. Borglum, 86

Cecilia M. Borglum (née Murphy), 86, wife of David S. Borglum of Wilton, died peacefully at her family home on June 7, 2015.
Born Sept. 18, 1928 in New York City, and raised in Scarsdale, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Esther (O’Reilly) and Henry V. Murphy. Cecilia was one of six children; Francis X. Murphy, Elizabeth Ann Dewey, Rita Murphy, and Bernadette Mullin, all deceased, and Henry V. Murphy II. She attended The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, N.Y. and the College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Md.
Cecilia worked in New York where she met her life-long love, David Borglum. They married in 1960 and shared a beautiful three-month honeymoon traveling around Europe before settling in the Silvermine community of Wilton.
Cecilia greatly enjoyed her family and kept herself busy with numerous family sporting activities, outings and wonderful vacations. Summers were spent gardening and at the beach with the “ladies group.” She enjoyed annual family camping vacations, attending the theater at the Westport Country Playhouse, as well as a lifelong devotion to the Catholic church.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, David Solon Borglum, her six children: Felicia Borglum-Lamond of Wilton and husband Randall Lamond of Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia; Christian Borglum and wife Lori, of Souderton, Pa.; Diane Borglum of Wilton; Andrew Borglum and wife Susan, of Ramsey, N.J.; Thaddeus Borglum of San Diego, Calif., and Justin Borglum of Wilton. Her eight grandchildren are Michael and Elizabeth Lamond, Alexander, Nicholas and Aaron Borglum and Nicole, Zachary and Cassandra Borglum.
Family and friends may join the family from 2 to 6 on Sunday, June 14, at Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, New Canaan. A funeral mass will be held at 11. Monday, June 15, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 229 Danbury Road. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be made to Our Lady of Fatima (
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