WORCESTER, Mass. - Elise J. Lloyd, 87, a former resident of Worcester and Holden,died peacefully at the Stone Institute nursing home in Newton on Friday.
She is survived by her daughter Gillian, her son-in-law Barry and their two children, Matthew and Emily of West Roxbury. She was pre-deceased by a son, David W. Lloyd who died in 2007.
Born in London, Elsie was a war bride who met her husband David, former vice president and treasurer of WPI, at a tea dance in London during World War II. They married in 1946, launching a 64-year marriage. Following the war they lived in Ithaca, NY while David finished his degree at Cornell. In 1954 they moved to Worcester and then later to Holden where they lived for 50 years.
For over two decades Elsie was a volunteer for the Worcester Art Museum as well as an active member of the WPI Faculty Wives Club. Together with other English ex-patriot wives, she helped form the English Club, which met periodically to enjoy the food and fellowship of their native Britain. Elsie, a wonderful chef, was also an avid gardener and pianist who enjoyed sewing, needlepoint and knitting.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to The Parkinson's Disease Foundation. A memorial service is being planned.