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Cabot, Lynne M.

Lynne Marie (O’Berry) Cabot, age 72, known as Terry to her friends, died on
October 23, 2011, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her
sons, Chilton Lyons “Toby” Cabot, and his wife, Victoria Thaler Cabot,
of Dedham and Christopher Shepard Cabot and his wife, Brooke Wight
Cabot, also of Dedham: her six grandchildren, Jackson, Victoria, Camilla,
Katharine, Mimi and Georgia; and several cousins.  She was predeceased
by her former husband, Chilton Shepard “Tony” Cabot, in 2011.

Terry was born in Tampa, Florida, the daughter of Emma Marie Lyons and
Karlyle O’Berry.  She grew up in Dayton, Ohio and Los Angeles,
California.  She graduated from Marymount High School in Los Angeles
in 1956.  She matriculated at Vassar College and attended Vassar for
two years.  While at Vassar she was a member of the 1958 Daisy Chain.
She transferred to Stanford University and received a BA degree in
English in 1960.  In 1960 she enrolled in Harvard Business School as
one of four women in her class.  She received her MBA degree in 1962.

While her children were young, Terry dedicated herself to
volunteerism.  She was a member of the Junior League of Boston and The
Vincent Club.  While a member of the Junior League, she chaired the
1974 Decorators’ Show House and served in a variety of offices
including First Vice President.  Terry was also an active Vassar
alumnae, serving as Class President, Reunion Chair and Fund Raising
Chair for the Class of 1960.  She served a five year term as Secretary
and board member of the Associated Alumnae and Alumni of Vassar

Terry had a twenty-five year career in the financial services
industry, including nine years operating her own company, Cabot
Capital Management Co.

She was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Dedham,
serving two terms on the Vestry including one as Clerk.  She was a Lay
Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Flower Guild.  In 2001 she
served on the Nominating Committee for the Bishop-Suffragan of the
Diocese of Massachusetts.

Terry enjoyed sports including skiing and tennis.  However, the real
joy in her life were her grandchildren, who called her Grammy.  She spent many
happy hours cheering for them at their soccer, lacrosse, field hockey,
squash, and basketball games.

She was a woman of strong character who was adored by her family and

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church, 59 Court Street, Dedham MA on October 29, 2011 at 11 AM..
Burial is private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The
Vincent Memorial Hospital, c/o The Vincent Club, 77 Brimmer St.,
Boston, MA 02108.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Jean Kuryla Winter
    October 26th, 2011 | 4:51 pm

    My thoughts are with all of her family, whom she valued above all others. Her annual Christmas messages and photos were always full of details about the children. Terry and I often roomed together at Vassar reunions, and regularly got together when I passed through Boston. I’m very sorry that I won’t be able to attend the service. Please accept my sincere condolences.
    MJ Winter

  2. Randy and Ned Wight
    October 26th, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    Terry was a very special lady in so many ways.She fought her illnss with great vigor. She was a beloved mother and grandchildren whom she adored. Ned and I will greatly miss her humor, her voracious appetite for intelligent thinking and her devotion to all her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all Wights who had the privilege of knowing her as in laws for twenty years.

  3. Linda Diraffaele
    October 27th, 2011 | 8:03 pm

    To Toby and his “girls” My sincere thoughts are with you all. It is very hard to lose a parent but you all are very strong and will get through it.. Our prayers are with you. God Bless

  4. Eliza Kimball
    October 27th, 2011 | 10:17 pm

    Terry was a loyal and caring friend to me for over forty years. She was an example in her professional life and volunteer activities, but especially as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was also an awful lot of fun. My deepest sympathy to her family in their great loss. We will miss her so much.

  5. Ingrid Showalter Swift
    October 28th, 2011 | 7:58 am

    Dear Toby, Christopher, Vicki and Brooke
    I can not tell you how very deeply sad I am to know that Terry is no longer here with us and my heart goes out to all of you who she loved so very much.
    Terry taught me many things over the years by being a living example: kindness, generosity, strength, a quick wit, a tinkle in her eye and honest natural nobility and even stoicism when stoicism is called for. I loved your Terry very much and find the world less bright knowing she is no longer here but I take solace in knowing where her family is…so shall she always be-game side and at every holiday table. I can not think that she would allow that she miss even a single one given she can be everywhere at once now

  6. Andy Baldwin
    October 30th, 2011 | 11:26 am

    What a wonderful lady! I have many many fond memories of our Vincent Club shows and Terry’s unwavering support and good humor as we rehearsed and enjoyed our rides into Boston from Dedham. Those were such fun years, and Terry was the source of lots of laughs. She was a very special lady, and the world was a better place with her in it! How blessed were we to know her, and how lucky Heaven is that she’s up there now watching over us all and reminding us to find the good in life.

  7. Elena Kingsland
    November 1st, 2011 | 11:22 pm

    Terry was such a special person, someone whom I admired and respected. She was fun, smart, organized, responsible…she spread her arms wide and embraced her friends and the things she cared about with love and energy. I met her through a Vassar College connection and will always remember how willing and capable she was in her loyal service to the school. I send love and deep sympathy to all her family.

  8. Sherry Bingham Downes
    November 6th, 2011 | 4:05 pm

    I got to know Terry through Vassar alumni/ae events. She was a real leader in her class and a good role model for those of us in slightly younger classes. She knew everyone in her class and took on many different jobs connected to reunions. She always did a marvelous job.
    I remember seeing Terry at St. George’s School where we both had sons playing in games. And I also remember seeing Terry at Williams Sonoma where she had a good holiday job. She was amazingly flexible and multi-talented.
    Please know that many of us Vassar “girls” will miss Terry very much. My best wishes to her children and grandchildren. Terry will live on in your hearts.

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