Augustina R. Lamb


Augustina Roberta Lamb, the wife of 68 years to Beatie Crume Lamb, died on November 12 in Southern Pines, North Carolina. She was 88.

Augustina was born February 15, 1925, in Vineyard Haven to Manuel Jr. and Teresa Frank.

She graduated from Tisbury High School in 1942, excelling in all sports. She worked at Aerovox Electric Mfg. in New Bedford during World War II, returning to Martha’s Vineyard in 1943 to work as head of the Bookkeeping Department of Martha’s Vineyard National Bank for 17 years.

Augustina married Beatie Crume Lamb on December 29, 1944. In 1966 the Lambs moved to Taunton, where she worked for Reed and Barton for 20 years in their comptroller’s office.

The Lambs retired to Southern Pines in 1985 where Augustina was an avid golfer at Pinehurst Country Club. In recent years dementia kept Augustina from enjoying the game she loved, and in October of 2012 she suffered a stroke.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Beatie Crume Lamb, a sister, Constance Iadicicco, and her husband, Robert; a brother, Theodore Frank, and his wife, Margaret; 15 nieces and nephews, 28 grand nieces and nephews. Augustina was preceded in death by her sister Florence Borges and brothers Manuel Frank III and Francis Frank.

A visitation period will be held in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs on Monday, November 18, from 1 to 2 pm, with a funeral service beginning at 2 pm in the funeral home officiated by Rev. Roger Spinney. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, State Road, Vineyard Haven. A funeral service was also held in Southern Pines on November 15 at Boles Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in memory of Augustina Lamb to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, C/O Moore County Shrine Club, PO Box 5264 Pinehurst, NC 28374

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