Doris (Traver) Lemon, 83, a resident of Enfield for over forty years, formerly of the Sixteen Acres section of Springfield, died early Wednesday evening, April 17, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Springfield, a daughter of the late Jay E. and Evelyn (Fish) Traver. Doris was educated in the East Longmeadow and Springfield School systems, graduated from the former Classical High School, and attended Bob Jones University in South Carolina for one year. Doris was employed for over 38 years with Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company of Springfield from which she retired in 2004. She most recently was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church of Windsor Locks where she was an organist and pianist. She was a generous servant and will be missed by her family and many friends from churches throughout the years. Some of her favorite pastimes included gardening, puzzles, classical music, the symphony, and traveling. She and her devoted husband of 62 years Elwyn W. Lemon enjoyed vacationing each year in Hawaii and New Hampshire for the many years. Her greatest joy was her music and spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her family. Besides her husband she leaves four loving children, Dana J. Lemon of Hampden, Debora L. Wilson and her husband Michael of Shapleigh, ME, Elaine C. VanWingerden of Somers, CT, and Beverly A. Pierce and her husband Donald of Enfield; two brothers, Jay Traver of FL, and Richard Traver and his wife MaryAnn of Grand Junction, CO; a sister, Celia M. Guagliardo of Wilbraham; as well as 9 grandchildren, 4+ extended grandchildren, and 9+ great-grandchildren. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd at 11:00 AM at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen St., with burial to follow at Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Parker St., both in Springfield. Calling hours will be held on Monday evening from 4-7 PM at the funeral home.
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