OBITUARY

Mrs Lorraine B. Ellis Ames

January 30, 1922January 21, 2011

AMES, Lorraine B. (Ellis), 88, of Scituate, died January 21, 2011, at the Life Care Center in Scituate. Mrs. Ames was born and raised in Rockland. While her husband, the late Brainerd C. Ames, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Mrs. Ames worked in a webbing factory. Upon her husband's return, they moved to Scituate, and started a family. After their four children began school, Mrs. Ames (despite her small size) worked as the stern "man" for her husband on their commercial lobster boat, much to the dismay of other fishermen's wives! Mrs. Ames loved to tell stories about her lobstering days - how she'd been pinched by the lobsters while attempting to peg them, her continual sea-sickness, and the frostbite she'd suffered! Her door was always open and a pot of hot coffee ready for all who dropped by. She loved to visit her fishermen friends on the Town Pier and was a second mother to the Lydon clan. Mrs. Ames is survived by her daughter, Carol A. Murdock, of Pepperell, MA; three sons: Brainerd C. Ames, Jr. (and his wife, Helen) of Scituate, MA; David E. Ames of Scituate, MA, and Fred L. Ames (and his wife, Christine) of Middleton, NH; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Muriel Ellis; three nieces; and her loving "family" at the Life Care Center. Funeral from the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd., Scituate on Monday, January 24th at 9AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Nativity, Scituate at 10AM. Interment to follow in Cudworth Cemetery, Scituate. Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 2PM-6PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Activity Depart. of the Life Care Center, 309 Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 23, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Monday, January 24, 2011
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Mrs Lorraine B. Ellis Ames

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Gloria Lourenco

February 5, 2011

Antie Lorraine Ames (actually my cousin) was a big part of our lives growing up we share lots of great memmories of our younger days in Scituate with her and her family.
She lived next door to us when we were kids growing up. My sister Milly and I visited her lots of times in her home and the nursing home her spirit was always great. Her children spent many days at our home in Rockland, MA. We will miss her but her laughter and gentle spirit will live in our hearts forever. Condolences to her family from Gloria, Milly,George,Lawrence, Donald, & Francis. Lots of Love Always Gone from our sight but never ever forgotten.

Mary Dooley-Ellingson

January 31, 2011

The Dooley Children of Scituate

January 26, 2011

I am sorry for your loss. She sounds like a real gem of a lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Always Dear Friends, Tina Burns & Family

Patti Brown/Binda

January 24, 2011

My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family May you rest in peace.I can still remember the great times when I was so young,of the lobsters and going to the docks.You will be dearly missed.

Dottie Cabozzi

January 23, 2011

My Dear Mrs. Ames and Family,
I'll miss you so very much but I know in my heart your in a better place my dear Lady Lorriane... You were our second mother to me and I'll never forget you and I Thank You so very much for giving me the gift of Love, Hope, Peace with your gentle Smile and Hugs will never be forgotten and your'll always hold a very Special place in my Heart... May you Rest in Peace.
Love you forever,
Dottie

January 23, 2011

My Dear Mrs. Ames and Family,
I'll miss you so very much but I know in my heart your in a better place my dear Lady Lorriane... You were a second mother to me and I'll never forget you and I Thank You so very much for giving me the gift of Love, Hope, Peace with your gentle Smile and Hugs will never be forgotten and your'll always hold a very Special place in my Heart... May you Rest in Peace.
Love you forever,
Dottie

January 23, 2011

January 23, 2011

Janice Dayton

January 22, 2011

Mrs. Ames(I never could call her Lorraine) gave the best hugs..I am so happy she gave me one on Thursday. I will cherish that moment forever.
Now she is in God's loving arms..

Eileen Costello

January 22, 2011

Uncle Brainerd and family, we are sorry for your loss, as a member of the "Lydon Clan" Mrs Ames was part of our family and always had a smile on her lovely face.The sky has another bright star shining down on us, she is now in the great company of our precious angels who have gone before us.

Love,
Eileen,Joe & Joseph Costello