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Oberle, E. Marilyn

 E. Marilyn  “Lynn” Oberle passed away peacefully, January 26, at White Oak Cottages in Westwood, after a brief illness. Lynn was the beloved daughter of the late Edward and Elsa (Schmatzler) Oberle. She is survived by Martha Tenney of Gilsum, NH and Elizabeth Adey of Plymouth. She is also survived by many cousins. Lynn was a graduate of Girls’ Latin School, Simmons College with a  bachelor of science degree, and the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where she received a master’s degree of science. She worked at M.I.T. for several years and was a member of the Society of Sigma Xi.  Lynn also worked for the federal government, residing in Washington, D.C for many years. She also maintained a home in West Roxbury.  Lynn was a volunteer for many organizations, including the West Roxbury Historical Society, her Class at Simmons College, the 1899 Society of Simmons College, Trinity Lutheran Church of Boston, and the Deutsches Altenheim. She was active in civic and community affairs and enjoyed traveling extensively in Europe, South America and the U.S.A. Relatives and friends are kindly invited  to attend visiting hours Thursday, 10 a.m. – 12 pm at Folsom Home Funeral, 63 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale with a funeral service at 12 noon at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, West Roxbury.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Lynn’s memory may be made to Dorothea Lynde Dix Scholars Program at Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA. 02115 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA. 02114.

Guestbook Entries

  1. James Spriggs
    January 29th, 2013 | 9:40 am

    On behalf of Boston NARFE Chapter 0034 all our members send our prayers and heartfelt condolences to the Family. James Spriggs Secretary/Treasurer Chapter #0034 Boston, Massachusetts.

  2. Judith Halper
    January 29th, 2013 | 3:33 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. I first met her in about 1993 when the Fairview Concert Associates used to assist the Parkway Concert Orchestra in hanging flyers to advertise upcoming concerts and serving refreshments at intermission. Lynn also introduced me to many concerts and cultural events, as well as the West Roxbury Historical Society. She was a very intelligent woman, and you never got bored talking to Lynn. May she rest in peace!


  3. Pat and Phil Marshall
    January 31st, 2013 | 9:56 am

    All of us at Trinity Lutheran Church will miss you always. At Bible classes you asked the tough questions and wouldn’t accept the easy answers. Phil says he still imagines you in the audience whenever he talks to a group, making sure he is precise in his choice of words.
    You would call me many times asking what you should bring to our potlucks, saying “I don’t know how to cook for so many”. We would laugh and I would tell you to open a couple of cans of something and put it in a pretty bowl.
    You came to our house for Christmas 2011 and we had a stocking hanging from our mantel with your name on it. You said that was the first Christmas stocking you’d ever had.
    We hope there is a Dunkin Donuts in heaven because we know how much you liked your coffee and jelly donuts.
    Most of all I will miss our many hours of just talking while you told me so much about yourself.
    God blessed us for knowing you.

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