It is with sadness the MBL announces the passing of Lilyan Saunders on Sunday, April 24, 2011, following a lengthy illness. As a board member of the MBL Associates, Lilyan was instrumental in creating a firm foundation for the MBL Gift Shop. She was the beloved wife of MBL Board of Trustees Emeritus and Corporation Member John Saunders, Jr., to whom she was married for 69 years. She will be missed by many in the MBL and Woods Hole communities.
A funeral Mass will be held at noon on Friday, April 29, at St. Patrick’s Church, 511 Main Street in Falmouth. Burial will be private.