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Mary Frances (Bohan) Lambert

February 21, 1931 ~ October 24, 2018 (age 87)
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Mary Frances (Bohan) Lambert of Cocoa Beach passed away on October 24, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was a true individual, and enjoyed a long adventurous life. She was comfortable both as the life of the party, or spending time reading and working on her house. Mary maintained a curiosity, thirst for knowledge, and zest for life all her years. She loved her faith, family and friends and was passionate about literature, cinema, theatre, travel, and most of all - dialogue and discussion. Mary was a world-class conversationalists. It was not uncommon to find Mary speaking and connecting with people everywhere she went.  In stark contrast to today’s fast paced technology driven culture, Mary made a point to simply engage and talk to people. It was her sport. If you connected with Mary by phone, you were expecting at least an hour conversation on various topics. Her family and friends will miss that. Mary is at peace now with God, her parents, her husband and all her friends that passed before her. She has made a loving, lasting impact on her family and all that knew her.

Mary was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to the late Francis and Norah Bohan who emigrated from Ireland. She married Richard “Dick” Lambert who predeceased her, and became a 50 year resident of Cocoa Beach. She is survived by three children, daughters Karen Gaines (Charles Gaines – deceased), Elayne Ecrement (Richard), and son Richard F. Lambert (Nora). Mary is also survived by her sister Rita Sandberg, brother Francis “Buddy” Bohan, and many nieces and nephews. Mary will also be greatly missed by her cherished grandchildren; David Michael (Alecia), Charlie Gaines (Heather), Mackenzie Ecrement, Catherine Lambert, Madison Ecrement, and Mary Grace Lambert; and great grandchildren Liam, Ashton, Joshua, Alex, and Sebastian. Mary was committed to education, and started her college studies at New Mexico State University and received her undergraduate degree from Rollins College. She further earned a Master’s degree from Stetson University and was a teacher in Brevard County for many years. She was a member of the parish of Our Saviour Catholic Church, a long-time member of the Socrates’s Book Club, Beach Belle’s, and volunteer at Birth Right and other charitable organizations.  Please join us for a celebration of Mary’s life.  A viewing will take place on Sunday Oct 28th  from 3-5pm at Beckman Williamson Funeral Home 5400 Village Dr. Viera FL 32955.  A funeral mass will be Monday Oct 29th at Church of Our Saviour Catholic Church in Cocoa Beach, FL at 1pm. You may sign Mary’s guestbook at

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