Lillian E. (Bainbridge) Pellerin, a resident of Burlington since 1993, passed away at the Kirkwood Home in Wakefield, on Saturday morning, July 14, 2007. She was 84 years old.
Lillian was born, raised and educated in Brighton. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Bainbridge. Lillian received her Bachelors and Masters Degree from Calvin Coolidge College in Boston. While attending Calvin Coolidge College she was the recipient of the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Lillian settled in Hamilton where she dedicated her life to providing a loving and caring home for her five daughters. Lillian enjoyed writing short stories and the challenge of doing crossword puzzles. Lillian was blessed to have five wonderful daughters. She loved her 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren and was anxiously awaiting the birth of her third great grandchild.
Lillian is the wife of Richard Pellerin. She is the beloved mother of Marygail Streeter of Woburn, Louella & her husband Jon Wilson of Tacoma, WA, Carol & her husband James Flathers of Plaistow, NH, Cheryl & her husband Ronald Kurtz of Burlington, and Louise Pellerin of Milton. She is the sister of the late Mary C. Rowe and Frances W. Bainbridge. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Wednesday, July 18 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston.
A Family Remembrance – Louella Wilson
Our family wants to thank you for coming to honor our Mom. She gave her life to support and care for her family. Mom gave us the only thing she had of value – her Love. Mom faced the adversities of life and challenges. She sustained us with her love and gentle compassion and she gave us the security we needed. She did the best she could with what little she had. Through difficult years Mom’s love persevered and her five daughters flourished. Mom’s definition of happiness was not riches in money but the richness of Love and being Loved. Her guidance in life is to work hard, love your family, to love our God and you will have a glorious life. Her self-happiness was the freedom to learn through education. Mom would tell us when we weren’t getting along to keep harmony in the house “Blessed is the Peace Maker and he shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven”. Mom was not alone during her last hours. The illumination of the Holy Spirit arrived. Mom sat up in bed and reached her arms high into the air as if an invisible force had come to take her home over the bridge between heaven and earth. Mom lay back down and closed her eyes and fell into the most peaceful sleep. Mom has reached the Kingdom of Heaven. She is now with her Dad, her Mom and her sisters. She touched us all with her love. For years she took care of us and lately we took care of her. She died proud of her daughters and her daughters are proud of her.
Someday we will all be reunited.
You are in our hearts forever and ever.
We Love You Mom!