Lowerre (Lolly) Harding Simsarian

  • Born: February 11, 1929
  • Died: June 1, 2020
  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

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Worcester, MA 01608

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Tribute & Message From The Family

WORCESTER- Lowerre (Lolly) Harding Simsarian died at Rose Monahan Hospice Home on June 1, 2020, after a 20-year battle with multiple myeloma. She was 91.

She was born in 1929 in Utica, New York, the daughter of LeRoy L. and May D. (Brinckerhoff) Harding, of Waterville, New York. She attended Waterville Central School and graduated from Foxhollow School, in Lenox, Massachusetts, and in 1951 from Wellesley College.

She served as a board member and on committees of the League of Women Voters and the Elm Park Center for Early Childhood Education, of which she was a founding member. She helped organize the Greater Hammond Heights Neighborhood Association and was active as a member of the Friends of the Worcester Public Schools. She was interested in community efforts to improve the public schools and the government of her community and country. She loved music, art and dance and attended many events at Mechanics Hall and the Worcester Art Museum. She was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed visiting the Audubon sanctuaries in Wellfleet and Worcester.

She is survived by her husband, Edward, her daughters, Ellen and Sarah, both of New York City, her son, David, of Yarmouth, Maine, her grandchildren, Colin, Devin, Lane and Cole, of Yarmouth, Maine, and her sister, Sarah H. Frost, of Cleveland, Ohio. Her son, Edward (Ned), and her sister, Virginia Lowery, predeceased her.

The family is grateful for the care she received from Dr. Paul G. Richardson, of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Susan E. Donohue, of UMassMemorial Medical Group, the staff at Saint Vincent's Eaton Place Oncology, and from the staff of the Rose Monahan Hospice Home, of Worcester.

Callahan, Fay & Caswell Funeral Home is assisting the family. There are no calling hours. A memorial service may be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Joy of Music Program, Inc., 1 Gorham Street, Worcester, MA 01605 (www.jomp.org); First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608 (www.firstunitarian.com/who-we-are); Massachusetts Audubon Society, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 (www.massaudubon.org); Rose Monahan Hospice Home c/o VNA Care, 120 Thomas Street, Worcester, MA 01608 (www.vnacare.org/donors); or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Condolence & Memory Journal

May the love of our Lord Jesus Christ give you strength in this time of grief, and may His glory bring you comfort in the darkness. Our prayers are with you always. Please accept my sincere condolences in this time of loss. I pray that the love of our Savior Jesus Christ will be a light through this dark time.

Posted by Roger Frost - Neighbor   June 18, 2020

Please accept my sincere condolences in this time of loss. I pray that the love of our Savior Jesus Christ will be a light through this dark time. I remember being a neighbor on 11 Beechmont Street and also delivering the daily news paper from 1956 AD to 1963 AD

Posted by Roger Frost - Worcester, MA - Neighbor   June 15, 2020

A beautiful tribute to Lolly. I have so many beautiful memories that I will hold dear to me. I will miss our great conversations and many laughs. Sending all of you my deepest love and support during this difficult time. May her memories help ease your pain. With love and sympathy, Leigh

Posted by Leigh Pranckevicius - Friend   June 14, 2020

One of the most caring, kind, welcoming people Ive ever known: a great woman/mother/grandmother/friend who will be missed! Ill always cherish your memory. Much love!

Posted by Colin - Grandchild   June 13, 2020

Dear Ed and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother. May her memory always be a blessing.

Posted by Laurie Raphaelson - Acquaintance   June 13, 2020

It's been many years since we've seen you and your family, but we have fond memories. Rest in peace, Lolly. And our best to you, Ed.

Posted by jerry and jane Freed - Westwood, MA - Friend   June 08, 2020

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