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.