Priscilla Wright Lingham, 83, of Framingham, died peacefully on Monday, June 17th with family at her side. She suffered several strokes last fall, and since then, impressed family and caregivers with her annate sweetness and grace in a difficult situation. Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Priscilla was interested in all the world around her and lived life to its fullest capacity. A graduate of The Lincoln School and Pembroke College of Brown University, she always knew where she was going. She set her standards high and worked constantly to achieve her goals. She failed only to celebrate my 90th birthday here in her beloved old home at 985 Pleasant Street. She will be missed by family and friends all over the U.S. and the world. In a 1962 New Year's letter to her dear late husband, Edmands, she wrote, ...I would not turn back the calendar even if I could, for the present is forever outdoing the past, and the future is forever promising to outdo the present. Her family is grateful for all the good care she received at Framingham Union, Whittier Rehab, Heritage, and Mary Ann Morse. Priscilla is survived by her four children and their spouses and ten dear grandchildren: Daughter Christiana and her husband Philip Souza of Oakland, ME, and their children Jonathan and Elizabeth; son Jeffrey and his wife Amy Lingham of Ashland, MA, and their daughters Emily, Caroline, and Martha; daughter Laurie Lingham and her husband Mario Cardenas of Harvard, MA, and their daughters Lydia and Margaret; son Bradford and his wife Christina Lingham of Holliston, MA, and their daughters Lillian, Julia, and Claire. She leaves her sister Nancy Farnum of Basking Ridge, NJ and was predeceased by her brothers Norman and Robert Wright. A funeral service will be held at Plymouth Church, Framingham Center, on June 20th at 3:00pm with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Plymouth Church choir.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on June 19, 2013