Lydia Herbstas

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HERBSTAS Lydia of South Boston, June 15, 2013 at the age of 103. She was born in Lithuania of a family, whose members include two published archaeologists, a well-known Lithuanian-American artist, and a former Lithuanian president. After much hardship she & her parents August and Augusta immigrated via Germany to USA following WWII. Ever since then she lived in South Boston where she was joined by her youngest sister Olga Daneris in 1957. In spite of limited means, both sisters provided considerable support to the scattered relatives in Lithuania and elsewhere until their final days. Lydia was the late aunt of Maximilian O. Baldia & his wife Christel, the sister of the late Olga, Eugenia & Greta, great-aunt of Keil A. Baldia & Max H. Striker, & great-grand-aunt of Justin & Alyssa Baldia. She is survived by family, friends and neighbors: the Herbstas & Valeska Families, including Ala, Arutis, Roma, Rita, Vaiva, Inga, Gabriele, John, Angela, Marcella & the Wilke Family, as well as her and Olga's local care-givers Rasa Morkevicute, Pranciscus & Niole Novosionskas, Jim Quirk, Kristine MacNeil (VNA), Nancy Ventura (Boston Senior Home Care), Won Lee, MD (Evans Medical Center) and their coworkers. Giedre Budreckis, among the many students from her Saturday Lithuanian classes at St. Peters School, remember her especially for the wonderful stories she told. Lydia was also well known by her family and friends for her creativity and artistic abilities often expressed in exquisite needlework that was exhibited at the South Boston Library. Visiting hours will be held at The Casper Funeral Home, 187 Dorchester Street, SOUTH BOSTON Saturday from 9-11 A.M, followed by a prayer service in the Funeral Home at 11 A.M, and Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. For online guestbook:

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Published in Boston Herald on June 20, 2013
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