Lorraine B. (Ellis) Ames, 88, of Scituate, died Jan. 21, 2011, at the Life Care Center in Scituate. Mrs. Ames was born and raised in Rockland. While her husband, the late Brainerd C. Ames, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Mrs. Ames worked in a webbing factory. Upon her husband's return, they moved to Scituate, and started a family. After their four children began school, Mrs. Ames (despite her small size) worked as the stern "man" for her husband on their commercial lobster boat, much to the dismay of other fishermen's wives! Mrs. Ames loved to tell stories about her lobstering days - how she'd been pinched by the lobsters while attempting to peg them, her continual sea-sickness, and the frostbite she'd suffered! Her door was always open and a pot of hot coffee ready for all who dropped by. She loved to visit her fishermen friends on the Town Pier and was a second mother to the Lydon clan. Mrs. Ames is survived by her daughter, Carol A. Murdock, of Pepperell, MA; three sons: Brainerd C. Ames, Jr. (and his wife, Helen) of Scituate; David E. Ames of Scituate and Fred L. Ames (and his wife, Christine) of Middleton, NH; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Muriel Ellis; three nieces; and her loving "family" at the Life Care Center. Funeral from the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd., Scituate on Monday, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Nativity, Scituate at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Cudworth Cemetery, Scituate. Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Activity Depart. of the Life Care Center, 309 Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066. For online guest book and directions visit www.richardsongaffeyfuneralhome.com. Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home 781-545-0196
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on January 22, 2011