Lillian Dressler, 91


NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Lillian Dressler of Northampton and Providence died Sept. 7 at the Overlook at Northampton. She was the wife of Manuel Lester, who died in 1953, and Joseph Dressler, who died in 2008.

She leaves her sons and their wives Marshall and Barbara Lester of Upper Saddle River, N.J., Howard and Jill Lester of Northampton, David and Lori Dressler of Goldens Bridge, N.Y., her daughter and her husband Cynthia and David Kaighen, of Sarasota, Fla., and her daughter-in-law Rena Dressler of Sandown, N.H. Additionally she leaves nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and her sister Esther Waterman, of Lowell, Mass.

She also leaves many friends and acquaintances, so many of whom came to know her as “a special lady,” from the Rockridge Retirement Community, where she resided for the last nine years, and from the Northampton and Providence communities.

Contributions may be sent to Rockridge Retirement Community, 37 Coles Meadow Road, Northampton, MA 01060 or the Overlook at Northampton, 222 River Road, Leeds, MA 01053.