Milton N. Lambert June 11, 1924 - February 21, 2013 Lisbon - Milton N. Lambert 88, of Lisbon and Baltic died Thursday evening at Colonial Rehab and Health Center in Plainfield. He was born in Versailles on June 11, 1924 the son of the late Leo and Mary (Babbitt) Lambert.He is now reunited with his loving wife Irene (Cardin) Lambert enjoying 43 years of marriage. Milton a W.W. II veteran served with honor and valor in the 88th Div. (Blue Devils), 351st Regiment as infantry Scout in a platoon of courageous men during the Italian Liberation Campaign from Naples to Rome to the Po Valley, where he was seriously wounded and awarded the Purple Heart. Camaraderie of fellow soldiers kept him strong and returned to front lines delivering supplies. Our hero. Milton worked hard supporting his family at Baltic Mills, Hamilton Standard and retiring from Federal Paper Board after 37 years. He shared his love of hunting and fly fishing with his sons, was an avid N.E. Patriots and Red Sox fan. Pepere loved watching the antics of his grandchildren at Beach Pond and Methuen. Listening to the many stories he shared were a gift and joy. His last words were "I love you all". He was appreciated and loved by his daughter Janice Courville and husband Patrick (where he resided); three sons, Robert and wife Denise of N. Conway, NH, Gregory of Griswold and James and wife Joan of Methuen, MA. (having shared their home). He was "Pepe" to seven grandchildren, Brad, Todd and wife Victoria Lambert, Staci Belisle and husband Phil, Joshua Ihloff, and Cole, Adam, and Cody Lambert, five great grandchildren and special family Constance Cardin of Griswold and George and Helen Cardin of Norwich. He was predeceased by one brother Edward Lambert. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Church in Baltic meeting directly at church. Burial will follow with military honors at St. Mary's Cemetery Baltic. Calling hours at the Guillot Funeral Home, 75 South B. St., Taftville will be Sunday from 4-6 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations may ba made to the American Legion Housing Project for Veterans, 15 South Main St., Jewett City, CT 06351.
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Published in Norwich Bulletin on Feb. 23, 2013