George A. Lambert of Needham, MA, Eastman Villages in Grantham, NH and Sarasota, FL died peacefully after a long illness on June 24, 2021.
Born in Needham on August 17, 1936, George was the son of Wilmot and Amelia (Chambers) Lambert of Needham.
Beloved husband for 61 years of Dorothy M. (Croucher) Lambert of Needham. Devoted father of William L, Mary Lucille and David G. Lambert and his wife Judith, all of Needham. Cherished grandfather of Jacqueline of New York City, Karyna and Kyle, both of Needham. Loving brother to Harold T. Lambert of Ormand Beach FL and Raymond Lambert of Portland, ME (deceased)
George was a graduate of Needham High School, Class of 1955. A highly disciplined and outstanding athlete George was a member of the Needham High School 1954 State Championship Hockey Team. As Senior Captain he was Bay State League High Scorer. George continued as a 3 year varsity forward for the Northeastern Huskies and earned his BS in Engineering at Northeastern University, class of 1960. He went on to play semi pro hockey for the Framingham Pics retiring at age 36.
He was a founding partner of Com Sale Electronics and Yankee Electric.
He played varsity tennis for Needham High School and continued as an avid member of the Needham Tennis Club for many years. George continued his love of hockey by coaching for Needham Youth teams and Needham High School. In later years he combined his love of landscaping and sport by becoming an excellent golfer. He is the Former President of the Needham Golf Club and was the former Greens Chairman of Eastman Golf Links of Grantham, NH. He was an excellent and prolific craftsman creating furniture, brick walls, stained-glass objects and toys for his grandchildren. He had boundless energy and loved planning trips to Europe with his wife.
Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 4-7. A Funeral Service will be held at Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 Highland Ave Needham, Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Needham Cemetery.
He loved flowers but he wanted to thank the organizations that contributed to his rise from a low income child and gave him opportunity to excel in life. Please send donations to the Russel Page library at the Carter Memorial Church, www.carterumc.org/give , Northeastern University https://giving.northeastern.edu or the Needham Boosters, c/o NHS Boosters' PO Box 920556
Needham Ma 02492.
Special thanks to the staffs of the VNA Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Bridges by EPOCH of Westwood for their loving care of George in his final days.
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