Courtney Worthington, 38.

Nov 19 2018

FALLS VILLAGE — Courtney Worthington, 38, passed away on Oct. 19, 2018, after a long illness.

Courtney was born on June 2, 1980, in New Britain, Conn. Growing up on Music Mountain in Falls Village, Courtney attended the Lee H. Kellogg School and Housatonic Valley Regional High School, then obtained a degree in English from Suffolk University in Boston.

After college, Courtney traveled around Europe, then returned to live in Boston for several years before moving to Philadelphia, where she spent the rest of her life. As a city girl, Courtney spent a lot of time exploring museums and attending classical concerts and operas. But having grown up in rural Connecticut, Courtney also loved to escape the city as often as possible to hike, bike and camp in national parks.

A voracious reader, Courtney could often be found cuddling up with her cats while deeply engrossed in a novel, and she enjoyed participating in heated intellectual debates with a flash of her bright blue eyes accompanied by her fiery temperament and extensive lexicon.

Courtney also loved crafts and, like her great-grandmother, was a proficient crocheter, making dozens of beautiful afghans and gifts for her family and friends. Money not spent on books was often spent on yarn.

Courtney leaves behind a large extended family: her siblings David and Jennifer in Falls Village and Julie in Seattle; her beloved grandmother “Baci” Anna Zdon in Fall River, Mass.; her mom and stepfather, Jane and Dr. Jerome Roth in West Cornwall; her dad and stepmother, Steve and Sue Worthington; her half-siblings, Kelly and Colin in New Hartford; and her stepbrothers, Matthew Roth and David Roth and his family. Courtney also leaves behind in Philadelphia her good friends Fred Linge, Danny Kenny and Ethan Fox.

There are no funeral arrangements as Courtney’s body has been donated to science for medical research. There will be a private memorial service held at a future date.

In keeping with Courtney’s love of literature, the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the David M. Hunt Library, 63 Main St., Falls Village, CT 06031.

Courtney’s family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this heartbreaking time and thanks you for all the kind thoughts and prayers.