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Lenore M. Auslander

December 24, 1934 - May 15, 2024

Interment will be held in the fall at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne

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Lenore (Murphy) (Elmes) Auslander, 89, of Framingham and formerly Hopkinton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. She was the loving wife of the late Norman Elmes and the late Saul Auslander. Born and raised in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Lucille (Maguire) Murphy and beloved sister to the late Jean (Murphy) (Latham) Coté.

Lee left home in 1957 in the early days of aviation to work as an “air hostess” for Trans World Airlines (TWA) flying on cross-country tours. She often told the story of serving movie stars like Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on trips to/from New York and California. Her adventures led her to her first husband Norman (“Skip”) in New York. Norman and Lee had four boys and adopted sister Sarah from Korea at the age 2. Sadly, Norman passed away at an early age. Lee met and married Saul and started new adventures in Florida and Massachusetts.

Lee worked in the healthcare industry as an office manager for many years. After retiring, she volunteered at a local hospital offering comfort, companionship and encouragement to ill patients. Her caring nature continued to the end. Lee always gravitated towards those in need. One of the best examples of her big heart and generosity – bringing in family friend Lenny, who shared the following after learning of Mom’s passing: “Lee impacted my life tremendously… in every aspect. I am who I am because she exposed a little 6 yr. old boy from the inner-city to a lifestyle I never knew existed… and for that… I am deeply grateful….”

Mom enjoyed listening to classical music and Leonard Cohen, eating ice cream and frosted cakes…the more frosting the better! Lee loved spending time on the beaches in Florida, Bermuda, Cape Cod and Westport, MA. She loved babies, little fluffy dogs, bright blue skies and sporty red cars. She loved to be in the garden and as a person of faith she loved spending time in Church. Lee loved to laugh and had a lovely smile.

Mom will be sorely missed and remembered by brother William Murphy and Tracy of CO, brother Gerald Murphy and Sally of FL, son Chris and Bogusia of FL, son Tim and Brenda of MA, son Peter of GA, son Norman (“Josh”) and Inga and her two beautiful granddaughters, Katherine and Audrey, of VA, daughter Sarah and Jack of MA, step-daughter Amy and Jack of MA and two loving grandsons Philip of MA and Alexander of TN, step-daughter Wendy and Susie of MO, several special nieces and nephews and long-time school mates and friends including Dorothea and Natalie.

Sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at The Communities at Golden Pond, Hopkinton, and St. Patrick’s Manor, Framingham, for their care, attention and compassion.

A funeral service will be held in early Fall at the Massachusetts National (Military) Cemetery in Bourne, MA. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.