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Lester Charles Lewis

May 8, 1928 — December 3, 2022

Littleton, Massachusetts

Lester Charles Lewis age 94 and long-time resident of Littleton passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2022, after having a full life.  He was the beloved husband of the late Loretta (Butler) Lewis who died in 2013.

Lester Charles Lewis was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 8, 1928, one of ten children to the late Simeon and Gladys (Reynolds) Lewis both immigrants from Newfoundland, Canada.  Lester graduated from Rindge Technical High School where he participated in crew and Rindge Aero Group. He enlisted in the National Guard and proudly served the United States during the Korean Conflict.  While serving, he married Loretta; in 1960 he settled in the town of Littleton MA where together they raised their four children.

Lester graduated from Northeastern University earning an Associate Degree, he later graduated from Fitchburg State College earning a bachelor’s degree. Lester worked for 36 years at Raytheon Corporation until his retirement.

Lester would greet everyone with a kind genuine demeanor.  He was known for his quick wit, his singing and whistling. He taught his children and grandchildren using common sense as the basis for all knowledge. He quietly changed so many people’s lives by their desire to live by his example.  Remaining humble, he was always surprised by the number of people who credited him for influencing their lives in a positive way. 

Church was so important in his youth; this is where he met Loretta. Family was the center of his life: he remained close to his brothers and sisters, nieces, and nephews. He went above and beyond for his children and grandchildren going to parties, concerts, athletic games, and events. With his big smile and laughter, you would find him engaged in conversation with all members of his family and their friends. 

His interests were so diverse. In Groton, you would often find him in his “Bull Frog” canoe with Snowball, his beloved boxer, fly fishing using flies he tied himself. He enjoyed playing Whist, Pinochle, and Cribbage. He would not miss the opportunity to tell people cribbage is how he taught his children math. He never wasted the opportunity to teach; he required his children to learn to swim before they could take out the canoe. He taught his grandchildren to build and fly model airplanes, program computers, he would bring them to historical sites, the Museum of Science, the Aquarium, the Children’s Museum, and many other local museums. Family vacations were spent camping, which many of his family members continue the tradition. He had a full wood working room and could make anything out of wood. He loved flying model airplanes and flying in airplanes. He loved Birds, Photography, Archery, Choir, his Hat Collection, Puzzles, Cryptograms and Logic Games.

Lester lived life to the fullest. He made certain his family knew how much he loved them and how proud he was of them and their accomplishments.

He is survived by his children, Stephen Lewis (his wife Lorraine – deceased) of Willowbrook, IL, Laurie Lewis of Littleton, Diane Dupre and her husband Larry of Windsor, VT and Sandra Crory and her husband Timothy of Townsend MA, eleven grandchildren Lisa Lewis, Amy Hall and her husband Mehdi Youssef, Aaron Lewis, Stacy Fowler and her husband Josh, Michael Lewis, Adam Lewis, Robert Dupre, Dr. Kathleen Dupre and her husband Dr. Ankush Gupta, Timothy Crory, Jr. , William Crory, and Daniel Crory, his  seven great-grandchildren, Victoria Hall and her husband George Morales, Abigail Newell and her husband Dawnte, Jessyln Long, Logan Fowler, Elena Lewis, Alexander Lewis, and Hope Lewis. He was pre-deceased by three of his siblings: Kenneth Lewis, Effie Green, and Lloyd Lewis. Lester is survived by six of his siblings Phyllis Froeschle and her husband Tom, Jean Spiers, Rebecca Schwab and her husband Richard, Robert Lewis, Frederick Lewis and his wife MaryBeth, and David Lewis.

Family and friends will gather for Lester's memorial service on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 11:00 am in the Congregational Church of Littleton, 330 King Street, Littleton, MA.  A reception will follow in the church hall.

Donations in his memory may be made to:
Neighborhood Supper
|c/o Littleton Congregational Church
330 King Street
Littleton, MA 01460
 
Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton, MA 01460   www.badgerfuneral.com
 
 

 

 

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