Lila Louise (Dunaway) Needham, 85 years of age, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 17, 2020 surrounded by her family at Colony Center Nursing Home, Abington Ma.
Lila was born May 6, 1935, in Saltillo, Mississippi; she was married to the Late Frank W. Needham, Sr. Lila was a loving, caring, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.
Lila grew up with her Brothers and Sisters on the Family Farm. After graduating from High School she went on to work for the FBI, in Washington D.C. She met her late Husband Frank W. Needham Sr, a Marine, who was stationed in Washington D.C. After courting for a short time, they moved to Frank’s Home City Brockton, Massachusetts where they were married in October 1959. They bought their home in Bridgewater, MA in 1962, where they raised their four Children.
Lila worked for Franklin Sporting Goods in Stoughton, MA for several years as an International Imports Manager. During her time with Franklin Sporting Goods she traveled around the world.
During Lila’s free time she enjoyed taking care of her Family. Lila loved traveling to South Carolina to visit with her Sister, where she enjoyed their walks on the beach together. She also had a love for Light houses and staying at cottages down on the Cape.
She is survived by her four Children and their spouses, Norma Ciaramella and her husband Alessandro of Brockton MA., Frank Needham, Jr. and his wife Leeann of Bridgewater MA., Michael Needham and his wife Eileen of East Bridgewater MA., and Late Brian Needham of Bridgewater MA.,
Also survived by her 8 Grandchildren, Sandrina Ciaramella and Corey LaFrance, Gianina Ciaramella. Jessica and Ryan Gillan, Adriana Ciaramella, Margaret Needham, Benjamin Needham and Liz Hall, Jeffery Needham, and Zoe and Mathew Martin, and 8 Great Grandchildren.
Visiting hours with Covid-19 guidelines will be held in the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St., Bridgewater Wednesday, August 26th from 4-6pm and then a Funeral Prayer Service will be held at 6:00pm. Interment will be private.