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Frances E. Lambert, 94, of Falmouth, Massachusetts and lately of Hartford, Connecticut passed away after a brief illness on the evening of February 2, 2014 surrounded by many of her children, grandchildren and people that loved her. She and husband, Matthew J. Lambert, Jr., were married for almost 70 years until his death at age 95 in 2012. She was the third of five beautiful daughters born to John and Rebecca Nagle of Boston. She is survived by her sister, Constance , of Exeter, New Hampshire and her six children- Dr. Matthew J. Lambert III(Donna) of Chicago; Stephen E. Lambert (Barbara) of Holderness, NH; Cynthia Fischer(Kurt) of Santa Fe, NM; Michael Lambert(Linda) of Exeter, NH; Connie Glass of Alexandria, VA; and Cathy Malloy (Governor Dannel Malloy) of Hartford, CT. She will also be remembered by her grandchildren Matthew IV , Katherine , Carolyn , Craig, Jeffrey and Bryce Lambert, David and Michael Fischer, Alexandra, Natalie, and Hillary Glass, Dannel, Ben, and Sam Malloy as well as her great-grandchildren, Stephen and Elsbeth Lambert and Breck , Graham and Lukas Fischer.

She was a woman of uncommon beauty and grace with an incandescent smile and a laugh that captured her enjoyment of the full life she led. She was an avid bridge player, a voracious reader and was actively involved with a book club of friends in Falmouth which she valued a great deal. She had an amazing recall of people and events that frequently put her children to shame and was particularly adept at identifying film stars from long ago when watching late night movies.

She spent time serving as a leader for the Girl Scouts of America and worked for many years as a volunteer in the hospitals in the communities she lived. She was inquisitive and loved to learn every detail of the interesting lives led by her children and grandchildren and was thrilled to have great grandchildren to dote upon.

She was a dedicated daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother but most of all she was a good friend to all that knew her. She had a life that was long and full and (to coin one of her favorite words), “phenomenal!!” She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed but always remembered with deepest affection.

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So wonderful.

Mike

11 comments

  1. Mike,

    What a beautiful tribute to your mother and father. They had a proud and wonderful life. You have great memories to endure your loss.
    Peace

  2. Mike, you wrote a beautiful piece about your mother. She sounded like a special woman. So sorry for your loss. Karen Stroup

  3. Hi Mike what a beautiful tribute to your mother. How lucky was she to live such a long and productive life surrounded by a large, loving family. I feel fortunate that I was able to meet your mother a couple of years ago in CT. I could not believe how beautiful she was at her age (didn’t look a day over 70)! She was so lively and spry! A very engaging woman with beautiful twinkling eyes which I will never forget. What a force! She will certainly be missed. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  4. Mike and Linda, sorry for the loss of your mother. Memories are what we can keep and bring out many times to fill the need. What a nice rememberance. Sincerely, Carol Waters

  5. Mike, Linda, Bryce and Jeffrey,

    Thinking of you all as you prepare to lay your mother to rest. At times like this, it is good to have lots of family and friends to share your sadness and also to celebrate your mother’s remarkable life.

    In sympathy, Jim and Jeanne O”sullivan

  6. Dear Connie and Cathy,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. We talked about her last spring in Jamaica. What a beautiful remembrance of her life and what she meant to so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Sincerely,
    Diane & Stu Williams

  7. Connie,
    I was so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. It sounds like she led a long, wonderful life — but that never makes things easier when they leave us. My heart breaks for you.
    Beth Jacobsohn

  8. Connie,
    What a wonderful woman your Mom must have been. May you find peace with the memories you have. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and always.
    Linda Bardol

  9. Connie,
    You were fortunate to have such a wonderful mother. I am sorry for your loss and please know that your mom will be in my prayers.
    Art Escalera

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