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Edith L. "Lola"
Miller RN (Meier)

February 23, 1925 – December 13, 2020

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Obituary for Edith L. "Lola" Miller RN (Meier)

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Loving Mother, Grandmother, Friend

Edith Lotte (Meier) Miller RN, a longtime resident of Lowell, entered into rest on Sunday, December 13, 2020, in Lowell, aged 95 years.

Born in Hungen, Germany on February 23, 1925, Edith - or Lola as she was called by everyone who knew her, spent her early life there.

With the rise of the Nazis, her father, a doctor, had the foresight to move the family to Naples, Italy in 1936. Lola loved her peaceful, almost idyllic life in Italy. In 1939, the family was forced to moved once again to escape the rise of Fascism in Europe. They came to New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood and lived there for a few years while her father was able to practice medicine in the United States. Lola and her parents finally settled on Long Island in Glen Cove, NY. She finished high school there and went to Mount Sinai Nursing School in 1946.

After nursing school, she worked in New Haven, CT, where she met Ralph Miller in 1950 and married him a few months later. After several moves, they settled in Lowell in 1956. She took time off from nursing to raise her children and then worked for 25 years at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen before retiring in 1994 at the age of 69. Over the next 12 years, she and Ralph went on numerous cruises throughout the world. Lola lived in their Lowell home, as she promised Ralph she would, until the end of her life.

Family was most important to Lola, and she was especially proud that she and Ralph were able to provide an excellent education for their three children. One of her most cherished moments was seeing her granddaughter Kimmie follow in her footsteps, and receive her nursing pin. Later in life, she wrote a book as a legacy of her family, in part to preserve the memory of loved ones lost during the Holocaust.

Lola was predeceased by her beloved husband Ralph, who she missed every day; and her mother and father, Berta (Groos) and Siegfried Meier, whom she adored.

She is survived by two sons, Bruce Miller, his wife Mary, and their daughter Kimmie of North Reading, and Danny Miller of Methuen; a daughter, Lynn Miller, and her partner Paul of Chelmsford; the community of Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley, and many dear friends.

Lola’s private Graveside Service was held at Temple Beth El Cemetery in Chelmsford. She is, and will be forever, in our hearts.

Friends who wish may make memorial donations in her name to Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley http://www.temv.org at wordpress.temv.org/donate, or to 151 Warren St., Ste. 200, Lowell, MA 01852, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org/donate, or to 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Arrangements in the care of the MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy. Please visit Lola’s life tribute at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com.

Service Information

When
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:00am
Location
Temple Beth El Cemetery
Address
Waverly Avenue
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Details
Lola's Graveside Service was private.
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