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Lenore Auslander, 89

by | May 20, 2024 | Obituaries

Lenore Auslander

Lenore Auslander

Lenore (Murphy) (Elmes) Auslander, 89, of Framingham and formerly Hopkinton, passed away peacefully on May 15. She was the loving wife of the late Norman Elmes and the late Saul Auslander. Born and raised in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Lucille (Maguire) Murphy and beloved sister to the late Jean (Murphy) (Latham) Coté.

Lee left home in 1957 in the early days of aviation to work as an “air hostess” for Trans World Airlines (TWA), flying on cross-country tours. She often told the story of serving movie stars like Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on trips to/from New York and California. Her adventures led her to her first husband, Norman (“Skip”), in New York. Norman and Lee had four boys and adopted sister Sarah from Korea at the age 2. Sadly, Norman passed away at an early age. Lee met and married Saul and started new adventures in Florida and Massachusetts.

Lee worked in the health care industry as an office manager for many years. After retiring, she volunteered at a local hospital offering comfort, companionship and encouragement to ill patients. Her caring nature continued to the end. Lee always gravitated toward those in need. One of the best examples of her big heart and generosity was bringing in family friend Lenny, who shared the following after learning of Mom’s passing: “Lee impacted my life tremendously … in every aspect. I am who I am because she exposed a little 6-year-old boy from the inner city to a lifestyle I never knew existed … and for that … I am deeply grateful.”

Mom enjoyed listening to classical music and Leonard Cohen, eating ice cream and frosted cakes — the more frosting the better! Lee loved spending time on the beaches in Florida, Bermuda, Cape Cod and Westport. She loved babies, little fluffy dogs, bright blue skies and sporty red cars. She loved to be in the garden, and as a person of faith, she loved spending time in church. Lee loved to laugh and had a lovely smile.

Mom will be sorely missed and remembered by brother William Murphy (Tracy) of Colorado, brother Gerald Murphy (Sally) of Florida, son Chris (Bogusia) of Florida, son Tim (Brenda) of Massachusetts, son Peter of Georgia, son Norman, also known as Josh (Inga), and her two beautiful granddaughters, Katherine and Audrey, of Virginia, daughter Sarah (Jack) of Massachusetts, stepdaughter Amy (Jack) of Massachusetts and two loving grandsons, Philip of Massachusetts and Alexander of Tennessee, stepdaughter Wendy (Susie) of Missouri, several special nieces and nephews and longtime schoolmates and friends, including Dorothea and Natalie.

Sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at The Communities at Golden Pond, Hopkinton, and St. Patrick’s Manor, Framingham, for their care, attention and compassion.

A funeral service will be held in early fall at the Massachusetts National (military) Cemetery in Bourne. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

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