Gillooly Funeral Home

126 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA


Ellen Curran Lambert

August 24, 1959September 2, 2019

Lambert, Ellen (Curran) of Franklin, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late T. Joseph and Eileen F. (O’Brien) Curran. Ellen grew up in Norwood, graduated from Norwood High School and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stonehill College.

Ellen was the beloved wife of Charles Edward Lambert; cherished mother of Tara, Kerry and Sean Lambert, all of Franklin; devoted sister of Mary Pat Curran of California, Sheila T. McDermott of East Bridgewater, Peter J. Curran of Mansfield, Claire E. Curran-Balquist of Wrentham and John A. Curran of Londonderry, NH. She was the cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews, and the great-aunt to six very loved children. She is also survived by her mother-in-law Rita Lambert Cronin of Florida, Aunt Jean Conway, originally of Woburn, and in-laws Magee Gustavesen of Upton, Michael Lambert of California, Ted Lambert of Virginia, Sue Lambert of South Boston, Maura Lambert of Texas, as well as many loving cousins and devoted friends.

The funeral will be from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte 1A), Norwood on Friday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Catherine of Siena Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours at the funeral home are Thursday, Sept. 5, from 4pm-8pm. Interment is in Highland Cemetery, Norwood.

In lieu of flowers, please consider placing a phone call to a loved one. Ellen so enjoyed getting calls on the phone and being able to hear the voices of her friends and family.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, September 6, 2019


Ellen Curran Lambert

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Cheryl Shaw Zadel

September 6, 2019

Condolences and prayers to the family. It has been many years but remember you all like yesterday. May Ellen rest in peace.

Janet Cavanaugh

September 6, 2019

My condolences to Ellen's family. Wonderful person in life. Many fond memories. Forever in our hearts !

Anne Tucker

September 6, 2019

Thoughts & prayers to Ellen's Family. So sorry for your loss. Beautiful person with the warmest of hearts !

Maureen Blundell

September 5, 2019

Loved visiting with Ellen at Claire’s house. Talking about kids and husbands. She was lovely! Thank you Claire for sharing your sis with me!

Love Mo

Laura Collamati

September 5, 2019

Chuck and family,
I am so sorry for your loss, I worked with Ellen at toys r us and would see her on occasion at acmoore, I will miss her friendly smile and great conversations. My heart goes out to you all!

Mari Gudas

September 4, 2019

I send my deepest condolences to Ellen’s family. I worked with Ellen for several years at the VNA in Dedham. On occasion, I would run into her around town in Franklin as I lived in Norfolk. I was shocked and saddened to hear about Ellen. I am praying for her family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Brenda MacDonald

September 3, 2019

I am totally in shock that Ellen is gone
I will miss our soulful talks as we worked at AC Moore. Her family was her life, and I was so proud of her and her strength. I will miss her so much. My condolences to her family

Brian Hardy

September 3, 2019

Dear Chuck and family. My deepest sympathy. My wife Linda and I are deeply sorry about the loss of your wife Ellen. .As you grieve, know that we are remembering and honoring her. Brian and Linda Hardy

Lisa Shaughnessy

September 3, 2019

Ellen was my lifelong best friend from birth- we were neighbors with her family and they were the most awesome neighbors we could’ve ever wanted. Through every season of our lives- we were and remained so very close. I can honestly say she made life simpler, hard days easier and comedy- funnier. I am so blessed to have had her and her family in my life for all these years- life as I’ve known it will never be the same. If I can be a bit more like Ellen today and moving forward- it will be a tribute to her forever. I love you Ellen and will forever strive to be more like you- until we meet again- IMBISS. Love you El. Miss you already.