Lynn DeGhetto

Lynn DeGhetto passed away at home following a long battle with cancer. She was cremated on Nov. 7, 2013. Lynn is survived by her husband David, brother David Smoot of Overland Park, KS, daughter Deanna Marsh and husband, Gary, also of Overland Park, KS, son Howard Bos and wife Catherine of Richmond, VA and grandchildren Samantha Bos and Victoria (Tori) Bos. Lynn was born in Salina, KS, the daughter of B. K. and Mildred T. Smoot. She attended Salina public schools and finished her high school education at Principia, St. Louis, MO. She graduated from Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA. She worked as a stewardess for Colonial Air Lines and in the library at MIT. She met her husband, David, in southern California and following their marriage in 1971 moved to Hudson, OH. They loved the architecture and rural atmosphere of New England and moved to Norwell in 1981 where they purchased an 18th c. home. In addition to projects involving the restoration of the house and enlarging the gardens, she took classes in floral design at Arnold Arboretum and used this experience to supply a continuing stream of decorations for family and friends. She had a special talent for making friends and will be remembered for her quiet, loving nature and generosity. She will be missed by all. Services for family and friends will be held in Massachusetts in the near future. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to: Rosies Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118 or Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118 or MSPCA - Angell, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

Published in The Norwell Mariner from Nov. 11 to Nov. 18, 2013