Townshend VT- Margarite Esther Lamb, 80 passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 15th, with her family at her side.
She was born on October 18, 1937 to Everett and Elizabeth Bristol of Brattleboro. Margarite, known as Esther to family and friends, was one of 17 children. Being raised in such a full household instilled a strong sense of family and laid the foundation for her caring and generous spirit.
Margarite was a creative and artistic woman who enjoyed painting, music, poetry, and sewing. She was quick to volunteer her talents, whether a child needed a costume for a school play or Halloween, or a neighbor needed a quilt or a pair of curtains. Her generosity of time and talent were unwavering.
Esther enjoyed nature and wildlife, spending summers in the Adirondacks with her husband and children. Fishing from a rowboat, picking berries or wildflowers, and watching the sunrise over the lake were all cherished moments for her.
Ultimately spending time with her children and grandchildren was what offered Esther the most joy. Her quick wit, nurturing spirit, and loving nature made her such a comforting presence to them all. These qualities extended beyond her family to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Margarite was predeceased by her husband Leroy Lamb and grandson Daniel Moore, as well as several brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her children, Kimberly Woodbury and husband Dan, Leroy Lamb Jr. and wife Filma, Tracey Lamb, Brian Lamb, Michelle Mortimer and husband Jeffrey, as well as her grandchildren; Sarah, Christopher, Hannah, Morgan, and Aidan.
Services will be held on Saturday March 24th at 11am at the Newfane Congregational Church, 11 Church Street, Newfane, VT with a luncheon immediately following.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to Valley Cares Assisted Living, 457 Grafton Road, Townshend, VT. 05353.