Lauretta Buddleman (1911 – 2016)

Please hold the Fellowship’s Director of Religious Education, Tryst Chagnon, and her family in your hearts as they say goodbye to Tryst’s grandmother, Lauretta Buddleman, who died last last at the age of 105 years in New Hampshire. trysts-grandmother

For many years, Tryst has shared with us stories about her amazing grandmother. She and Tryst both felt gratitude for UUFR’s affection for her and she loved hearing that we appreciated her beautiful dresses, which Tryst often wore when she spoke about her grandmother.

Despite facing numerous obstacles and tragedies in life, Tryst’s grandmother devoted herself to the well being of home and family. Just weeks ago she was planning to vote, continued to read the paper, and maintained an interest in the world around her.

She always had a smile, appreciated whatever you did for her, could crack a joke and looked for ways to help others. Her legacy will be evident whenever a kindness is passed on to others.

Tryst is Ideeply thankful to have been able to be with her in the days and nights preceding her passing and will attend a celebration of her life at which family members and friends will exchange stories about Lauretta and the profound impact she had on our lives.