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Elaine M Lawrence

March 8, 1928 ~ July 23, 2017 (age 89)


Westminster-Elaine M. (Wenzel) Lawrence, 89, died Sunday, July 23, at the Holden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after an illness.

Her husband, Richard H. Lawrence Jr. died November 6, 2012.

Elaine leaves three sons, Richard H. Lawrence and his wife Jian Yang of Beijing, China, Roger Lawrence and his wife Sarah Lyon of Worcester, and John Lawrence and his wife Tracy of Acton; eight grandchildren, Sarah Lawrence, Jeremy Lawrence, Emily Lawrence, Eleanor Lawrence, Hannah Lawrence, Nathaniel Lawrence, Elizabeth Lawrence and Katherine Lawrence and one sister, Marleen Wenzel and her spouse Jan Woodford of W. Norwalk, CT.

Elaine was predeceased by a brother, Roger Wenzel.

She was born in Queens, New York on March 8, 1928, a daughter of the late Roger and Bertha (Pospisil) Wenzel. She graduated from Fitchburg High School in 1946 and also from the Catherine Gibbs School in New York City. Elaine worked as a longtime Administrative Assistant and Manager for Digital Equipment Corp in Westminster and Lancaster in the Conference Center. She was a 63 year resident of Westminster. She served for many years on the Republican Town Committee and was the local campaign manager for Senator Edward W. Brooke. She was an active member of the Westminster Historical Society, the Fitchburg Art Museum and the Great Books Club in Westminster. Elaine was a lifelong member of Christ Church in Fitchburg, where she served on the Alter Guild and many other activities at the church. Elaine was also well known for her fabulous pies.

Elaine’s funeral will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm, at Christ Church, 569 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420.

Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Knower and Ellis Roads, Westminster, MA.

There will be a calling hour in the church from 12 noon to 1:00 pm., Sunday, July 30.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Christ Church Memorial Fund, 569 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420.

The Westminster Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 123 Main Street, Westminster, MA 01473 has been entrusted with Elaine’s funeral arrangements.

For further info see (www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net).

John F. Masciarelli and Walter C. Taylor Funeral Directors


Sunday, July 30, 2017
12:00 PM

Christ Church
569 Main Street
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420

Funeral Service

Sunday, July 30, 2017
1:00 PM

Christ Church
569 Main Street
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420

Graveside Service

Sunday, July 30, 2017
2:00 PM

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Ellis and Knower Roads
Westminster, Massachusetts (MA) 01473

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