Obituary for Lillian Jane Houghton (Gregalis)
Lillian Jane (Gregalis) Houghton, 88, of North Adams, MA died on Tuesday August 29, 2017 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, VT. She was born in North Adams, MA on December 13, 1928 a daughter of the late Zigmont and Julia (Borowski) Gregalis.
She attended schools in North Adams, graduating from Drury High School with the class of 1946. Lillian was last employed by Sweet Brook Nursing Home in Williamstown where she worked until her retirement in 1991. Prior to that, she was employed at Sprague Electric Company for 17 years, as well as Adams Nursing Home on Franklin St.
She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams. Lillian enjoyed quilting and knitting, and she was a gourmet cook. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband William H. Houghton, whom she married on June 26, 1948 in St. Francis of Assisi Church. She also leaves two sons- Stephen Houghton of Greenfield, MA and Dana Houghton of North Adams; four daughters- Susan Boucher of Palmer, MA, Nancy Boisjolie of Southampton, MA, Kathleen Lancto of North Adams, and Christine Fairbank of Dalton, MA; fifteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Gregalis.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A private Liturgy of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Lillian Houghton will be held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. . Burial in Southview Cemetery will be private. There are no calling hours. Donations in her memory can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.