SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

April 17, 2013

Natalie L. (Hamilton) Luby


Swampscott, MA — Mrs. Natalie L. (Hamilton) Luby, age 94, of Swampscott, died Tuesday in Union Hospital after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late William E. Luby.

Born in Lynn, Natalie was the daughter of the late Walter A. and Eleanor (Sherin) Hamilton. She attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of St. Mary’s Girls High School, Class of 1936. She later graduated from the Burdett Business School Secretarial Program in 1938.

Prior to her retirement, Natalie worked for the Gregory & Reed Shoe Manufacturing Co., where she met her lifelong friend, Alice (Dolan) Sheehan. She later worked for Harry Segel, the Lynn Gas & Electric Co., and eventually operated the former Lynn Hospital Mimeograph Department.

An active and dedicated communicant of Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Natalie was the past president of the PTO and the Parish 50th Anniversary Committee. She and her husband were the first presidents of the CYO and the Couple’s Club. She was a lifetime member of Our Lady’s Sodality and a member of the Altar Guild. Natalie and Bill enjoyed traveling with their lifelong friends, Fred and Margaret Greehan to Bermuda, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Ireland and Florida.

She leaves her daughters, Maryclare Forry and her husband, Jack of, Lynn, and Natalie R. Luby, of Swampscott. She was the grandmother of Julie Forry and her husband, Andreas Grawe, of Lynn, and Mark Forry and his fiancé, Kevin Fitzgerald, of Dorchester. She was the great grandmother to Liam Grawe. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Mary Sampson, Elynor McCarthy and Walter Hamilton Jr.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Friday at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Interment is in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn. Visitation will be held prior to Mass, beginning at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Natalie’s memory may be sent to the St. Vincent De Paul Society at Saint John the Evangelist Parish, 174 Humphrey St., Swampscott, MA, 01907. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.