Lillian was born to the late Jonathan Best and Ruby (Waithe) Best on December 7, 1929. Lillian or "Margie" as she was affectionately known attended Boston Public schools. Later in life, she graduated from Massasoit Community College with a degree in Sociology and Psychology. She was a Register Social Worker who worked for Self Help Inc. for years. She loved working in and for the community. She was well known for always providing a helping hand, through organizing Christmas parties for children, giving out Thanksgiving baskets, and in general, trying her best to assist anyone in need. Prior to her retirement she also served on several committees and boards.
A loving mother and grandmother, to anyone who knew Lillian knew her passion and strength was her family. She always had a way of making each one feel special and that once you walked through her door everything would or could be alright. How she managed to have a special and very intimate relationship with all thirty of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were truly amazing and a true testament to her loving nature. Along with being the foundation of our family, she was also a remarkable cook and baker. Our angel on earth enjoyed hosting and preparing meals for all holiday gatherings, birthday parties or any occasion deemed worthy of celebrating. For many years leading up to her passing, she baked and decorated elaborate specialty cakes to help ensure her children would not do without. Lillian also loved to travel, she had a particular fondness for cruises and trips to Disney World where she enjoyed both of her favorite pastimes, spending time with Cynthia and Deborah and watching her grandchildren having fun. She was an avid lover of flowers and gardening. Her love of roses, lilies, and geraniums was widely known. As some of you may not have known, Lillian developed a healthy interest in sports. An interest she was able to share with both her sons, Anthony (Tony) and Samuel (Butchie) before their passing and as any dedicated mother, she continued to support and root for "her boys" Boston teams.
Lillian is survived by her two children, Deborah Wigfall Dungee (Gregory Dungee) of Roanoke, VA and Cynthia Wigfall of Randolph, MA; ten grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and a number of other loving relatives and close friends.
She is predeceased by her parents; husband, Samuel Wigfall; two sons, Samuel Wigfall Jr. and Anthony K. Wigfall; brother, Frederick J. Best and sister, Daphne Best.
Lillian requested an intimate funeral and burial not far from her home. On Friday, August 21st, a private family viewing will be held at Cartwright Funeral Home in Randolph, followed by a graveside service at 12:30 PM in St. Mary Cemetery, 245 North St., Randolph, all are invited and welcome to attend the graveside service.
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