Dr. Marshall A. 'Mish' Lamb; 99
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LUNENBURG -- Marshall Allan Lamb, 99, of Lunenburg, died Saturday morning, March 30, 2013, after a brief illness.
Corinne, his wife of 62 years died in January 1998.
Born August 17, 1913, in the town of Rockland, MA, one of ten children born to John Alexander and Mary Ellen (Hutchins) Lamb. Marshall grew up and graduated high school in Rockland. He was a graduate of Harvard University in 1934 with a degree in pre-med. He earned a degree in medicine from Tufts Medical College in 1939. He completed his internship at the City of Worcester Hospital in 1941. For a period of seven and a half, months Marshall was House officer in Obstetrics for the Boston Lying-In Hospital.
He and his wife, Corinne, moved to Winchendon in 1942. He served on staff of the Miller's River Hospital in Winchendon, while in private practice with a special emphasis in Obstetrics. During World War II, while stationed in Colorado, Marshall served as a major in the Medical Service of the Army Airforce. As Personal physician, he directed the convalescent care of air corp servicemen. recovering from combat exhaustion, fatigue and medical treatment if necessary.
Upon completion of his military service, he and his wife moved to Fitchburg. There he established a private practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Lucy Helen Hospital. Marshall later became head of Obstetrics and Gynecological services at Burbank Hospital before retiring. He is remembered for delivering "thousands" of babies during his career. Marshall and Corinne adopted and raised four children. They enjoyed traveling the world and learning about different cultures. He obtained his pilots license and flew planes locally . He was a member of the Worcester Medical Society and the Charles Tufts Society.
He is survived by one daughter, Sarah C. Gammel of Lunenburg; six grandchildren, Michael T. Gammel of Winchendon, Erin C. Lafond, wife of Curtis Lafond of Templeton, Emily S. Gammel of Lunenburg, Matthew A. Lamb and wife, Susan Collins of Seattle; Jennifer M. McMahon of Connecticut; Jason E. McMahon of England; Marriane Lamb of Frederiksburg, Denmark; six great-grandchildren, Madeline, Marshall, Carter, Jack, William, and Greyson; two daughters-in-law, Johanna Lamb of Westfield, and Thurid Samuelsen of Frederiksburg, Denmark; four nephews and one niece.
He was predeceased by three sons, Marshall A. Lamb, Duncan T. Lamb, and Timothy P. Lamb.
LAMB -- After cremation, a graveside service will be held in June in North Cemetery, Lunenburg. Memorial donations may be made to Health Alliance Home Health and Hospice. Bosk Funeral Home, 85 Blossom St., Fitchburg is assisting the family. boskfuneralhome.com
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Apr. 4, 2013