Served in Army during Vietnam War


LYNNFIELD — Craig Y. Lamb, 67, of Lynnfield and formerly of Melrose, died at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on Oct. 3.

Craig was born in Malden, raised in Melrose, a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1965 and went on to attend Middlesex Community College and Clark University.

Craig served his country as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era and received commendations as a Sharpshooter and a National Defense Service Medal.

He worked as a chief information officer for Mass. Dept. of Veterans Services in Boston for over 15 years.

Craig enjoyed gardening, flowers, feeding the deer in his backyard and fishing and hunting with his family in the Maine North Woods. He was a Boston Red Sox fan and was scouted to play professional baseball. Craig was an avid golfer, expert skier and enjoyed helping people.

He was the beloved husband of Judith L. (Barnes) Lamb. He was the devoted son of the late Paul and Louise (Yeaton) Lamb. He was the father of Gordon and his wife Sarah of Woburn, Amy and her husband Neil of Vermont. He was the caring stepfather of Charles and his wife Jean of Georgetown, Michael and his wife Kim of Tewksbury and Kevin and his fiancée Renee of Lynnfield. He was the former husband of Eda U. George of Melrose. He was the cherished grandfather of Thomas, Alexander, Ada, Zohy, Alexandra, Victoria, Joseph, Eric, Sophia, Karlee, Michael and Taryn. He was the brother of Paul Lamb and his wife Phyllis of New Hampshire, Scott Lamb and his wife Rebecca of Maine, Robin Higgins and her husband Joseph of Melrose and Leslie Lamb of California. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at the Green Street Baptist Church, 179 Green St., Melrose on Wednesday, Oct 8, at 10 a.m.

Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Dr., Suite 202, Cambridge MA 02140.

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