Mabel Gwen (Chase) PerkinsSeptember 21, 1916 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 101)
North Brookfield - Mabel G. (Gwen) Perkins died on January 18, 2018. Gwen was born on September 21, 1916 in Gardner, MA the only child of Bert and Mabel Chase. She was predeceased by her husband, Granville A. Lombard after 53 years of marriage and later, at age 88, she married Laurence L. Perkins on August 21, 2004. They enjoyed 13 happy years together. She leaves 5 children; Carole J. Gariepy, Herman F. Lombard, Lyman B. Lombard, Granville (Frank) Lombard, Gwendolyn (Wendy) A. Lombard, and 3 step children, Wayne D. Perkins, Darla J. Rust, and Brian L. Perkins. She leaves 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Gwen was an active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ware, MA for nearly 60 years. She enjoyed talking to people about the Bible and the hope that it offers. She conducted many Bible Studies and was very hospitable. Her home was open to fellow brothers and sisters doing ministry work, always having refreshments ready. Biscotti was her signature offering. She was known as “The Biscotti Queen”.
Friends were always welcome in the evening to play cards or board games. Rummikub was her favorite game and she was often the winner. Gwen was active and enthusiastic, often called “The Energizer Bunny” by her friends. Her loving personality, strong faith, energy, and friendliness will be missed by all who knew her.
A Memorial Talk will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 124 Gilbertville Road, in Ware. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Overlook Hospice, 88 Masonic Home Road, Charlton, MA 01507. Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield is assisting her family with arrangements.
DAV Room 236, 88 Masonic Home Road, Charlton MA 01507