Eleanor R. Williams
WILLIAMS, Eleanor Rachel of Medford, entered into eternal rest
at Massachusetts General Hospital on July 17, 2020 surrounded by
the compassionate staff of the MGH ICU and her immediate family
via ZOOM, as well as supported in prayer by many who loved
her. She was 88 years old.
A retired Social Worker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Transitional Assistance, a loyal Life Member of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and a proud Red Sox Fan
“since 1946,” Eleanor was the daughter of the late Newton O. and
Gertrude A. [Carey] Williams, sister of the late Dennis E.
Williams and wife of the late William R. Lamphier.
Eleanor was the beloved mother of the Rev. David Dismas with
whom she made her home, Lee [Lamphier-Spatafore] Berrier and her
husband, Jerry, of Malden, and grandmother of Rachel Spatafore
and her fiancée, Joan Klinke, of Athol. She is also survived
by her stepson, Robert Lamphier and his wife, Elizabeth; her
devoted niece, Annemarie Russell; and her dear friend, Annette
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and with genuine concern for the
people Eleanor loved most, a private committal service was
held. A public Celebration of Her Eternal Life in Christ will
be scheduled when it is safe to hold large gatherings.
Contributions in Eleanor’s memory would be sincerely appreciated
to either Sacred Heart Southern Missions, Attn: Father Jack
Kurps, PO Box 190, Walls, Mississippi 38680, or to her son’s
mission: Saint Nicholas Ministries, Attn: Rev. David Dismas, PO
Box 560095, West Medford, MA 02156-0095.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Weir-MacCuish Funeral
Home, Malden, MA.