Avril Mary (Lamb) Ellenport died peacefully at home on April 4, 2021 after a long illness at 80 years of age. She is survived by her husband Sam Ellenport, her brother Richard Percy, her two sons Richard and Thomas Lamb, and beloved grandchildren Vivian, Celeste, Gillian, and Benjamin. Born in London, Avril grew up in St. Mary's Platt in Kent, England. After graduating Stockwell College in Bromley, she became a teacher. Avril married Derek Lamb; they had two sons. They divorced in Cambridge, Mass., where Derek taught at Harvard. While living in Belmont she met Sam whom she married in 1981; they bought their home here in 1983. Avril also worked at BB&N in Admissions. Avril had a green thumb, created a lovely garden, and was an avid Garden Club member. She also was a dedicated tennis player and sometime officer of the Belmont Tennis Club. She was committed to the League of Women Voters and served as Secretary. Avril's gift was her grace with people. She saw the bright side of things with a generosity of spirit and dry English humor. She and Sam returned yearly to London to visit family and friends, and enjoyed walking in the English countryside. The family plans a private Memorial tribute later this year. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Avrils memory to Cure Alzheimers Fund, 34 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02481 would be appreciated.
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Published by The Belmont Citizen-Herald from Apr. 10 to Apr. 15, 2021.