Mildred Lamb

Mildred Lamb, 90, Left us and her wonderful ride May 1,2020 and is free now to fly onto her next journey, with her loving husband Denny. Born 1929 in Fall River,MA to Norman Wordell and Thelma (Allen) Wordell. She is predeceased by her loving husband Dennis Lamb. She leaves her daughter Sharon Lamb and her wife Joyce Lockert of Billerica and her son Patrick Lamb and his late wife Pam Lamb of Taunton, MA. Her sister, Jean Sunderland and her late husband Paul Sunderland. She is predeceased by her other siblings: Doris Paluba, Norman Wordell, Virgina Wordell and Bernice Wordell. She leaves and will be missed by nieces, nephews, very dear friends and her dog Elly.
Midge, Millie, Mil, Mid, Mickey, Mom was blessed with an amazingly long healthy life. She prided herself in the resourceful Yankee life she lived: Independent, Practical, and Respectful to Nature’s gifts. Her friendships reflect how she lived her life, Strong.

She was a proud graduate of Sargent College,51 (‘Not BU’ she would say). She started her career as a Physical Therapist working at Framingham and Roxbury VA where she met the love of her life, Denny, married 1954. The started their life together in Canton and Ashland MA and eventually moving to Warner NH to enjoy their desire for country living. Here they enjoyed farm life, hunting, fishing and gardening. Many friends and family experienced the enjoyment to come and visit finding themselves happily chopping wood, putting up fences, feeding animals and shoveling…….. to be rewarded with Midge’s home grown, raised, gathered and cooked meals. It was here in Warner where she and Denny adopted their children Sharon Beth and Patrick Allen. She proudly raised them to possess strength, independence and love of nature.

Although the places changed, Moultonboro NH , Dighton MA, Corinna ME, the love of country living, the way life should be and the sharing of this with friends and family continued. Without Denny, she brought her strong independent woman way of living to Hollis ME for 15 yrs.. She was amazingly talented with sewing, crafts, cooking, cross stitch, doing with what she had and a good shot too!

She spent the last 15 mo living with her daughter Sharon and her wife Joyce and although not the independent country living she was accustomed to she was able to relax with her dog Ellie, her homemade Kalhua, long chats with her sister Jean and reflect on her amazing life. She left the way she lived STRONG until the end. Her wishes and due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we will not have formal services but a ‘celebration of life’ at a time when it is safe to do so.

If you wish, charitable donations can be made to: Elder Services of Merrimack Valley & North Shore, Atten Development Office, 280 Merrimack St., Suite 400, Lawrence, MA 01843 or visiting


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  1. Tom Stakem on May 2, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Sharon, so very sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She had to have very proud of you as you loved her dearly. I remember you taking her to the Celtics game and the jumbotron announced her birthday. Hope
    You remember often the good times.

  2. Jeen Kniveton on May 2, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Sharon, beautiful, you captured her spirit of which she had
    a large share. We , Michael, Lawrence and I will always
    remember the wonderful times together and be so grateful
    for her friendship. Fondly, Jeen

  3. Sheri Russell on May 2, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    She certainly was one of a kind Chopper! I have wonderful funny memories of Mama! None more delicious than her famous Moccasin Cake! Love have that angel looking down !!

  4. Kevin Cantwell & Kathy Conary on May 2, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you.

  5. Bert and Georgette Boulay on May 3, 2020 at 12:29 am

    We have been friends for over 50 years, we visited them in Warner and other places they have lived. We were always well received by Denny and Midge, we had good times together. We will always remember them. I am so sorry that your mom past but now she is with the love of her life, they are together now forever. They will be missed.

  6. bertrand o boulay on May 3, 2020 at 2:04 am

    So sorry for your loss, Sharon and Pat. I will always remember her kindness, and hospitality when we came to visit, either in Dighton or Corina. Midge is finally re-united with Denny They are both amazing souls, and we are all blessed to have been a part of their lives.

  7. Stephen and Jean on May 6, 2020 at 12:11 am

    We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. We want to Thank you for the sharing her with us this past year.We enjoyed the night out at the Rose with Mom, you and Joyce. It was a joy to meet and talk with mom. Stephen also enjoyed seeing her her everyday at the house and having his chat with mom. I only knew your mom for a year but I have come to known what a great lady she is. I remember the pictures that you showed me of her doing her exercises in her 80’s. I’m sure thet you remember my response! Take care and remember the good times with mom to help you through tough days.
    Joyce, you spent a lot of time with Mom so I know that you are feeling the loss as well.Be well.


  8. Sharron Lovins on May 26, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    I just learned of your mom’s passing and hope your lifetime of memories will help sustain you. She clearly was a special lady who lived life fully and authentically. You have given her the ultimate gift with your thoughtful tribute here! May you find peace knowing she is at rest now and reunited with your dad. I’m sure you made her very proud every day with your kindness, independence, and accomplishment. Please extend my condolences to Joyce as well. Stay safe, strong, and be healthy during these difficult times. Think about you often and ever grateful for all your help through the years with my PT needs!

  9. Betsy Hammond Minehan on October 15, 2020 at 10:46 am

    I never met you, but midge was a special person in my life. I grew up in Moultonboro, My parents were the Hammonds.
    Midge took me to work when she worked at the VA in Massachusetts and because of that visit, I became interested in OT, not PT.
    We spent a lot of time together when I was in high school and their friendship meant a so much to me, . I live part of the year in my parents retirement home in Maine. If you are ever near by, please stop

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