Vilma Lambert

November 2, 1926 - April 23, 2014
Vilma Lambert

Lambert, Vilma 87 of New Port Richey Florida, died Saturday April 23, 2014 at The Marliere Care Center in New Port Richey. She was born in Gardner, Massachusetts in 1926, the daughter of Matti and Elma Lehtonen Laitinen. She attended school in Gardner and graduated from Gardner High School. She met George Lambert (The love of my life) in 1944 in Boston, and they were married on May 31, 1946. Their daughter Nikki was born one year later. The family moved to New Port Richey, Florida in 1955, George began building homes and Vilma Began working for James Altman Law Offices. She remained there until retiring in the mid 80?s. Following their retirement the couple loved to travel, especially to Las Vegas and Disney World. Making many trips to both often here. Vilma loved her family and friends old and new. She was very kind and caring and was also incredibly Stubborn according to her loving daughter.
She is survived by her daughter, Nikki (Bob) Johnson. Three grandchildren, Morgan (Michael) Fatali, Stacy (Rich) Manendez and Andy (Halie) Johnson and seven great-grandchildren, Charlie, Lilly and Chase Johnson, Allyson and Mack Manendez and Angelo and Mykel Fatali.
Vilma requested know sad memorial, onlt good memories. She and George will both be placed in Sarasota National Cemetery. Friends may direct memorials to the family. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.


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  • April 27, 2014
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home says:
    Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  • April 27, 2014
    Marian Mitchell Daigneault says:
    I hadn't seen Vilma for many, many years but thought of her often...really...she was special. I was just 18 when I worked with her at the law firm...we sat next to each other up front. I shared all the small details of my life with her (you know out dancing each evening in Tampa and Clearwater, meeting guys) and thinking back now, know she probably wasn't as interested as she acted. She was really funny and would share some of her "stories" of when she was young with me too. She did light up every time your dad stopped by. She spoke of you often and your son often. She would always bring me some of her "awesome" spaghetti sauce when she made it and even shared her recipe with me. I remember glogg at her house around the Christmas holidays too. I have many fun and fond memories of your mom...and I am sorry I didn't look her up a few years ago when I moved back to the area. My sympathies to you and your entire family.

  • April 28, 2014
    Array says:
    Deepest sympathy for your loss. May your good memories along with supportive family and friends be of comfort to each of you as you celebrate her life.

  • April 28, 2014
    Array says:
    Dear family:
    Vilma was a wonderful person who had a big impact on me. You have my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. When I joined the law firm, Vilma was my dad's receptionist, and she prepared all of the wills and documents for clients. Boy, could she type. The typewriter sounded like a telex machine when she was pounding out a document. The IBM Selectric was state of the art then, and she could make it spew out words like an ink-jet!! Back before computers and word processors, mistakes meant starting the whole document over, or at least that page. She was not only a terrific secretary, she was a wonderful person. She was as kind and charismatic as anyone I ever met. She was elegant and graceful as I remember, fondly. We still have the bookcases in the office that she had George build for my dad! That truly was "the greatest generation" They don't make them like that anymore. On behalf of Altman Law Offices, she was an all-time all-star.
    Tom Altman