Marion Lawson of Chatham passed away at the age of 95 on December 13, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis. She had been a recent resident at Mill Hill Residence Memory Care in W. Yarmouth after a few years of declining health.
Marion was born at home in West Haven, Conn. on February 25, 1925 to the late Louise Broggi Lynch and Harvey Thomas Lynch. She was predeceased in 1999 by her devoted husband Winthrop A. Lawson of almost fifty years. Marion was also sister to the late Emma Lynch, Eleanor Lynch Hayes, Harvey Lynch Jr. and John Lynch. She was also predeceased by her niece Gail Hayes Courcey and her nephew Robert Hayes.
Marion is survived by her two daughters Wendy Oberg (Walter) of Madison, Conn. and Linda Carlin (John) of Chatham. She is also survived by her five grandchildren: Jacqueline Carlin Groff, Scott Carlin, Holly Oberg Hill, Michael Oberg and Erica Oberg Pagnam. She had eight great grandchildren: Lauren and John Groff, Lucy and Jay Hill, Lily and Winthrop Oberg and Cecily and Bridget Pagnam. She is also survived by several nieces and a nephew and in particular her niece Michaela Apotrias who held a special place in her heart.
Marion had many talents she shared openly throughout her life. Early on, her working years were spent in executive administrative positions with Western Union, AT&T and Quinnipiac College's office of College Admissions. During her retirement years, she traveled extensively and held many positions in local organizations. A member of Holy Redeemer Church she belonged to their Woman's Club and chaired their Summer Fair for many years. First becoming a member of the Junior Woman's Club in CT, she continued on to be a member of the Woman's Club of Chatham for fifty years. Marion was also the head of and in later years a valued board member of her condominium association in North Chatham.
Besides her volunteer work, she was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. A born leader, she was blessed with remarkable common sense and a practical nature and strove to teach her children and grandchildren many valuable life lessons. She was not only an avid reader she was an accomplished cook, her baked goods sold out first every year at the church fairs! Her chocolate cake was legendary and she loved to share her cherished recipes with her friends and family. We are lucky to have them to pass down to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
It is hard to put into words how much Marion was loved and how much she will be missed by her entire family. Her life was truly a blessing to us all.
Due to the COVID Pandemic, we will be postponing services until a later date when family can be together to celebrate and honor her life.
In lieu of flowers and due to her love of children donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude's Hospital or a children's charity of your choice. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.