Grace Pauline Lellman

07/09/2013 3:18 PM |

Grace Pauline “Polly” (Meyers) Lellman, 97, beloved wife of the late Charles Lellman, died Thursday morning June 27, 2013, at Brooksby Village, Peabody, Mass.  She was comforted by the loving presence of her family and supported by the expert and kind staff of Renaissance Gardens.

Polly was born in Greencastle, Pa.  She was the daughter of Elmer and Zelda Meyers. She grew up in Chambersburg, Pa., graduating from Chambersburg High School in 1933.

Following her graduation, Polly moved to Greenport, where she raised her family. She owned and operated the Sterlington Hotel with her husband for 35 years. Many will remember the food she served and the hospitality they offered to all who entered its doors. After selling the hotel, she worked as a reservationist at Cross Sound Ferry in Orient Point for 15 years. She retired after her 80th birthday.

Polly continued to be active in her community after retirement, volunteering for the Dominican Sisters. She loved counted cross-stitch, reading, gardening and playing cards with her friends. She loved to travel and was grateful to have visited Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Turkey, Europe and the Holy Land.

She moved to Brooksby Village to be closer to her children and lived there for the last 10 years. She enjoyed these years and the friendships she made. She will always be remembered for her devotion to her family, friends and her faith. She delighted in the lives of her children and grandchildren.

Polly is survived by two daughters, Laraine Lellman Woo and her husband, Frank, of Andover, Mass., and Eileen Getches and her husband, Jim, of Fort Collins, Colo.; two sons, John Lellman and his wife, Margaret, of Northboro, Mass., and Joseph Lellman and his wife, Martha, of Florence, Mass. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren: Charles Lellman and his wife, Michelle; Meghan Woo and her husband, Mat; Caitlin Woo Pierce and her husband, Richard; Lauren Woo; Michael Getches; Carolyn Getches; and Molly, Grace, Timothy, Charlotte, Sophie, Georgie and Gus Lellman; two sisters, Vera Rohrer and Mildred Miller, both of Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her son Charles Lawrence Lellman Jr.; two sisters, Gertrude Hissong and Leoda Baer; and brothers Arthur and Bryce Meyers.

A graveside funeral service was held at St. Agnes Cemetery in Greenport. A memorial service was held July 8, 2013, at Brooksby Village Chapel, Peabody, Mass.

Memorial donations may be made to Polycystic Kidney Disease, c/o National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

This is paid notice.