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Lucile Sherman

Lucile A "Lu" Sherman (Gove)

Thursday, July 28th, 1927 - Monday, November 25th, 2019
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Obituary

Lucile (Lu) Sherman, 92, passed away at home in Longmeadow on November 25, 2019, surrounded by
her loving family. Born and raised in Beverly, MA, she was the only daughter of Robert H. and M.
Florence (Wright) Gove. Lu met Jim, her husband of 68 happy years, when they were both studying at
Tufts. Following their marriage, Jim’s service as a Naval Officer took the couple to Newport, RI; Norfolk,
VA; and Philadelphia, PA. After four years in Washington D.C., they moved to Connecticut with their
three young sons and settled in Enfield. In 1963, they purchased and renovated a historic house on
Main Street in Somers.
Caring for her family and their home was Lu’s priority. She supported her sons’ activities in many ways,
including volunteer work with the PTA and Boy Scouts. She welcomed family, friends and Jim’s clients
into her kitchen, where there was always an extra chair to pull up to the table. She planned adventures
for her grandsons over school vacations. For several years, Lu managed the Hamilton House Bed and
Breakfast in their home.
Lu was a charter member of the Enfield Historical Society. She played the piano for nursing home
residents and volunteered with Meals on Wheels, a crisis pregnancy center and other community
organizations. Lu was active in her church communities, serving as organist, Sunday School
Superintendent, youth advisor with Jim, and member of many committees. Her religious faith was
strengthened by more than 20 years of participation in a women’s bible study group. At Glenmeadow,
where she and Jim moved in 2012, she helped organize a monthly communion service.
Lu had a special gift for connecting with people, taking care to stay in touch with family and friends
through calls and visits. In 1979, she helped a Cambodian family of 11 begin a new life in Somers. The
Kits became a second family for Lu and Jim, and she was proud of their accomplishments.
Lu is survived by her cherished husband, James Warren Sherman and their two sons, John (Margaret) of
Slingerlands, NY and Robert of Hallowell, Maine. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Gove of
South Hamilton, MA; her two grandsons, Nathaniel Sherman of Los Angeles, CA and William Sherman of
New York City; her sister-in-law, Betty Jane Selde of Walla Walla, WA; her cousin, Richard (Amelia)
McKenney of Rye, NH; many nieces and nephews; and her dear friends, the Kit family. She was
preceded in death by her son Thomas.
A celebration of Lu’s life will be held on December 13 at 3 PM in Cotz Hall at Glenmeadow. In lieu of
flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Glenmeadow, 24 Tabor Crossing, Longmeadow, MA 01106 or
to Trustees of Tufts College, Tufts University, P.O. Box 3306, Boston, MA 02241.
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Service Details

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Friday, December 13th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 13th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Cotz Hall at Glenmeadow
    Address
    Address Not Available
    24 Tabor Crossing, Longmeadow, MA 01106

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Brother Bob and family

Posted at 10:24am
With love and deepest sympathy
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Olga Ortiz & Family

Posted at 08:48am
With loving memories of Lucile Sherman,
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A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Lucile Sherman
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Donna & Fred Davies

Posted at 06:19pm
Lu was a wonderful woman in so many ways. Her patience, compassion and caring showed in everything we ever did together. She has flown away to dwell in eternal love. Our condolences to her family.
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Alice G Allen

Posted at 09:03am
My deep and heartfelt sympathies to Jim and his family. Lu was one of the sweetest women I know - always smiling and always willing to help anyone. She will be missed by family and friends but will be remembered for her care and consideration of others. Alice G. Allen
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