Meriden- George "Bill" Wilbur Lampman, 90, of Sunset Ave., died after a brief illness on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at the Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford. He was the husband of the late Ruth Ridley Lampman who predeceased him on Jan. 7, 1991. Born in Lyndonville, VT on Feb. 4, 1916 to the late Harry J. and Nelli Booth Lampman. As a child he attended schools in North Chelmsford, MA and East Albany, VT. He worked on various farms in Vermont and New Hampshire during his teenage years. He came to Meriden at the age of 21 and worked at Greenbackers Dairy farm. It was during this time that he met his future wife whom he married on May 1, 1941. They had been married for 49 years at the time of her death. He also worked at International Silver Co. Factory H for a while. He was then employed by Tuxis Oil Co. delivering home fuel oil and coal for 35 years until his retirement at the age of 69 in 1985. He then spent time traveling and helping his wife do many crafts. He loved the outdoors and working around the house keeping up the property. He was a loyal Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed watching them on TV. He was also a New England Patriot football fan. Throughout the years his hobby was collecting statues of horses. He always loved his home state of Vermont and visited there every chance that he had. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and a member of the Masons, Meridian Lodge # 77 for many years. Mr. Lampman is survived by his daughter, Diane Lampman Tierney of Meriden, sisters, Marjorie Gay of Meriden and Pearl Webster of Hyde Park, VT, granddaughters, Debi Richards and Joette Keaskowski and her husband Ken of Meriden, great-granddaughter Yvonne Charpentier of Meriden, great-grandsons, Joseph Richards and his wife Christina of Ellsworth, ME, Bryan Mortimer and Marc Charpenter both of Meriden, great-great grandchildren, Joseph Paul Charpentier and Jessica Ruth Charpentier of Frenchboro, ME, and Julia Diane Coleman of Windsor. He is also survived by a very special friend of the family, Christina Fusco, who he loved dearly. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Besides his loving wife Ruth, he was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Kenneson of Barton, VT, and a brother H. Irving Lampman of Cromwell and his son-in-law, Joseph E. Tierney, Jr. The Funeral Service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT FLATOW FUNERAL HOME 48 Cook Ave. on Tuesday, Sept. 26th at 11:00am. Friends may visit with the family on Monday evening from 4-8:00 p.m. Pastor Beaver of Immanuel Lutheran Church will officate and will be assisted by Frank W. Ridley who is George's nephew. Burial at Walnut Grove Cemetery following the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to CT VNA Hospice Pallative Care, 33 North Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492 OR Immanuel Lutheran Memorial Fund, 164 Hanover St., Meriden, CT 06451.

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  1. Dear Diane and Family, I was saddened to read of George’s passing in today’s newspaper. I will miss his warm smile and firm handshake on Sunday mornings. In recent years, his strength and courage inspired me as he struggled to attend worship services. He will surely be missed. Love, Rick, Stephanie and Sarah Dupuis

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