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Official Obituary of: Laura B. Cambridge 5/18/2019

Laura B. Cambridge 5/18/2019

Laura B. Cambridge, 88

            NORTH ATTLEBORO — Laura B. Cambridge, 88, of North Attleboro, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019, at R.I. Hospital, surrounded and comforted by her loving family. The daughter of the late Kenneth and Edith Baker, she resided in Attleboro Falls for most of her life and was a 1949 graduate of North Attleboro High School where she was a cheerleader, composer of the class song, and voted cutest girl.

            Laura continued her education at what is now Bryant University where she was a sorority member. She loved music, dancing, playing her piano, keyboard, ukulele, and harmonica. Laura was self-taught in playing the piano and shared her love of music with her many grandchildren. She also loved spending hours putting together jigsaw puzzles and playing board games with her family.

            Laura always enjoyed a good conversation and a hot cup of tea with visitors at her home, and she also loved going out for coffee or lunch with her family and many friends.

            Laura spent most of her life as a wonderful homemaker and the loving mother of five. She was also a PTA member, cub scouts den mother, youth sports mom, Red Sox and Patriots fan, secretary of the Attleboro Falls Community Association, and a volunteer driver and secretary for the Lincoln Circle for the Blind.

            Laura also spent some years working for Donley Manufacturing, Fuller Box, Madonna Manor, and Integrated Services, where for many years she shared her love and compassion by caring for disabled adults. She was a lifelong member of Central Congregational Church.

            Laura is survived by her son Brett Cambridge and his wife Dianna; son Jeff Cambridge and his wife Jill; daughter Jill Harris and her husband Howard; daughter Julie Theroux and her husband Donald; and her big sister Mary Stout and husband David.

            Laura was predeceased by her dearly loved son Robert H. Cambridge, her cherished granddaughter Rebecca Cambridge, and her former husband Francis H. Cambridge.

            She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren who adored her as “Nana,” and five nieces.

            Family and friends are invited to visitation hours on Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., followed by a 12:00 p.m. memorial service (celebration of Laura’s life) at Sperry McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro, Mass.

            Laura requested that, in lieu of flowers, friends might consider donating in her memory to the North Attleboro Animal Control Shelter, Cedar Road, North Attleboro, Mass. 02760 or, because she loved her country and our American flag, the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

            To sign an online guestbook for Laura, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

 

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  • ?Jill and family, my heart was heavy when I saw the news of your Mom, Grandma, Greatgrandma’s passing (read it June 7th). I was at the funeral home the day before her services for my cousin Dawn’s services. Had I known then, I would have been there for all of you.  I am so sorry for your loss.  I drive by your old house twice daily on my commute to work ( from Attleboro to Plainville) Each time coming up with a different fond memory of the time I spent with your loving family. Though our lives have taken different roads, I hold a special place in my heart to cherish the good times! The simple life when our parents made us feel safe, when we didnt lock or even close our doors at night. So many memories kickball on Cottage St. Swimming in your pool. 7up on the side of your house in the driveway under the kitchen window. Sleepovers. My most vivid memory and best lesson your Mom ever taught me, after knocking my 2 front teeth out in March 72, Jill you asked me over for lunch 1 summer day, I had just gotten my new partical plate(denture) with adhesive powder in toe to help hold it in. Your Mom took it from me and threw it in the trash and said ” Your gonna have that plate a long time you better get used to wearing it without that powder or you’ll be dependent on it for the rest of your life.” I did! I had that same plate for 35 yrs hehe!  I saw your Mom often in the 90’s when she and your Aunt Mary attended the Oldtown church. I heard her name mentioned at my drs office on May 9th and realized  she needed my prayers. God blessed her with a good long life and all who knew and loved her with a very special lady. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kathy Petrie

  • Jeff & family Your mother will always have a special place in my heart.
    When I think of her, a smile comes to my face. She seemed to always just say what she was thinking.
    I will always be grateful for her hospitality in opening her home to me while I was in Bible school.
    Her life was not always easy, but she always had nice things to say about everyone.
    I know that she will be missed. May God comfort you all, with the joy of great memories.

  • To my dear friend Jeff and the entire Cambridge family, you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Laura. Thank you for sharing her with me, I am truly going to miss her! She will forever remain close in my heart. I will cherish our visits and keep the memory of her wit, beautiful smile, old stories, newspaper articles, and her no-filter honest personality with me forever. We had some very deep talks and I will never forget the things she taught me about life from her perspective or how she innocently taught my son how to play (beer) pong at a North Attleboro Dunkin. She was simply one of a kind and I’m honored to have known her.  You are loved and missed! Logan will miss you too! Thank you for the memories and lemon cookies! Love you Nana Laura!

  • Laura will be missed by many, many people .  She was the most endearing and loving person I ever met . I knew her from our childhood and high school years.  I was fortunate to connect with her in our recent years.  Rest peacefully , Laiura I’ll always remember you.  Mary  (
    Langille), Brooks

  • Jeff & Family, With Deepest Sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your dear Mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you at this very sad and difficult time. God Bless All of you and
    guide each and everyone of you at this very difficult time. Sam Marceau ( Sun Chronicle)

  • Dear Friends. 
    I will never forget the great times that my brothers and I had at your home. 
    As we discussed the other day your mom put up with us constantly romping through the house usually dripping wet from hours in the pool. 
    May she Rest In Peace as her work here on earth is now complete. 
    Brothers we are and always will be. 

  • Dear Julie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know her but from reading her obituary she sounds like a terrific gal! May your faith comfort you during this sad occasion. Rest in peace Laura.

  • Our condolences to the family and friends of our dear “Nana”. All our love & admiration – Casey, Jackie & Cole, Cara, Blake, Isabelle & Maxwell, Kate & Andy, Barbara & James. 

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  1. Our condolences to the family and friends of our dear “Nana”. All our love & admiration – Casey, Jackie & Cole, Cara, Blake, Isabelle & Maxwell, Kate & Andy, Barbara & James. 

  2. Dear Julie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know her but from reading her obituary she sounds like a terrific gal! May your faith comfort you during this sad occasion. Rest in peace Laura.

  3. Dear Friends. 
    I will never forget the great times that my brothers and I had at your home. 
    As we discussed the other day your mom put up with us constantly romping through the house usually dripping wet from hours in the pool. 
    May she Rest In Peace as her work here on earth is now complete. 
    Brothers we are and always will be. 

  4. Jeff & Family, With Deepest Sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your dear Mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you at this very sad and difficult time. God Bless All of you and
    guide each and everyone of you at this very difficult time. Sam Marceau ( Sun Chronicle)

  5. Laura will be missed by many, many people .  She was the most endearing and loving person I ever met . I knew her from our childhood and high school years.  I was fortunate to connect with her in our recent years.  Rest peacefully , Laiura I’ll always remember you.  Mary  (
    Langille), Brooks

  6. To my dear friend Jeff and the entire Cambridge family, you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Laura. Thank you for sharing her with me, I am truly going to miss her! She will forever remain close in my heart. I will cherish our visits and keep the memory of her wit, beautiful smile, old stories, newspaper articles, and her no-filter honest personality with me forever. We had some very deep talks and I will never forget the things she taught me about life from her perspective or how she innocently taught my son how to play (beer) pong at a North Attleboro Dunkin. She was simply one of a kind and I’m honored to have known her.  You are loved and missed! Logan will miss you too! Thank you for the memories and lemon cookies! Love you Nana Laura!

  7. Jeff & family Your mother will always have a special place in my heart.
    When I think of her, a smile comes to my face. She seemed to always just say what she was thinking.
    I will always be grateful for her hospitality in opening her home to me while I was in Bible school.
    Her life was not always easy, but she always had nice things to say about everyone.
    I know that she will be missed. May God comfort you all, with the joy of great memories.

  8. ?Jill and family, my heart was heavy when I saw the news of your Mom, Grandma, Greatgrandma’s passing (read it June 7th). I was at the funeral home the day before her services for my cousin Dawn’s services. Had I known then, I would have been there for all of you.  I am so sorry for your loss.  I drive by your old house twice daily on my commute to work ( from Attleboro to Plainville) Each time coming up with a different fond memory of the time I spent with your loving family. Though our lives have taken different roads, I hold a special place in my heart to cherish the good times! The simple life when our parents made us feel safe, when we didnt lock or even close our doors at night. So many memories kickball on Cottage St. Swimming in your pool. 7up on the side of your house in the driveway under the kitchen window. Sleepovers. My most vivid memory and best lesson your Mom ever taught me, after knocking my 2 front teeth out in March 72, Jill you asked me over for lunch 1 summer day, I had just gotten my new partical plate(denture) with adhesive powder in toe to help hold it in. Your Mom took it from me and threw it in the trash and said ” Your gonna have that plate a long time you better get used to wearing it without that powder or you’ll be dependent on it for the rest of your life.” I did! I had that same plate for 35 yrs hehe!  I saw your Mom often in the 90’s when she and your Aunt Mary attended the Oldtown church. I heard her name mentioned at my drs office on May 9th and realized  she needed my prayers. God blessed her with a good long life and all who knew and loved her with a very special lady. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kathy Petrie

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