Agnes M. (Yates) Lombard

  • Born: February 17, 1928
  • Died: January 24, 2018
  • Location: Needham, Massachusetts

Eaton Funeral Home

1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Tel. (781) 444-0201

Tribute & Message From The Family

Agnes M. (Yates) Lombard of Needham and North Falmouth, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2018 in her home surrounded by loving family. She was born on February 17, 1928 in South Boston. Wife of the late Joseph P. Lombard of Needham. Loving mother of the late Carol A. (Lombard) Virginio of Needham, James Lombard and his wife Taralee of Danvers, Irene Masciarelli and her husband Richard of Leominster, Claire Lombard and her husband Paul McAuliffe of Walpole, Janice Jones and her husband Scott of Morrison CO, Kathy Lombard of Derry NH, Judy Lombard of Stoneham, ME and Michael Lombard and his wife Kim of Needham. Beloved "Nana" to Joanne, Michael, Emma, Hannah, Nora, David, Angela, Josh, Harry, Kristin, Kelley, Taylor and Amanda. Great grandmother to Vincent, Julia, Eleanor and Rose.
Born and raised in South Boston, Agnes was a graduate of the Gate of Heaven High school and was proud of her roots and life long friendships made there.
While constantly busy raising eight children, Agnes never forgot the importance of helping others and giving back to the communities where she was raised and where she lived. Agnes volunteered her time at various organizations including the old Hamilton House Nursing home and the Meals on Wheels program. In addition, Agnes was a proud and long time supporter of many organizations over the years including the Laboure Center in South Boston, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, The Boston Police Athletic League, The JFK Library Foundation, St. Joseph Parish, the Needham Community Council and BID-Needham.
A longtime resident of Needham and North Falmouth, family and friends were of great importance to Agnes and she delighted in spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in her home or at the Cape. Agnes' quick wit and love of a good joke was endearing to all that knew her. Agnes' independence, integrity, resilience and generosity were inspiring to both her family and friends alike. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph Church, 1362 Highland Avenue, Needham on Monday, January 29 at 11:30 A.M. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Avenue, NEEDHAM on Sunday from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Agnes's memory may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham, Attn: Samantha Sherman, Development Office, 148 Chestnut Street, Needham, MA 02492. Gifts may also be made online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

To my cousin's, I was just wondering about my Aunt your mother. I was going through Needham with my husband Michael. I am so very sorry. I have many fond memories spending time sleeping over, Christmas parties and visiting at the Falmouth house.
She will be missed.
Sending love,

Posted by Dale Hannigan - ROCKLAND, MA   September 09, 2018

To all my Cousins and their families'
Just found out about Aunt Agnes'death.
Words are so inadequate at a time when a beloved Mother, Sister, Aunt and Nana passes. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your families. There are so many happy memories of Aunt Agnes that will live on forever.

With Sympathy and Love,

Lynda Mariano Goodmuth and Family

Posted by A friend   August 16, 2018

Just found out about Agnes' passing. To all her children I am sorry for your loss. She was a great person and friend to me and my parents. She was a baby-sitter to me back in the good old days of the 50s. I will think of her often.

Bob Rantuccio Hallandale Beach, Florida

Posted by A friend   February 22, 2018

To Irene,
I remember your Mum fondly, always kind and thoughtful, truly a lovely lady. So sorry for your loss. Love to you and your family.
Maryann Scheufele

Posted by Maryann Scheufele - Needham, MA - Family Friend   January 31, 2018

My condolences to the Lombard family. Aunt Agnes was a great friend to my mother, Molly Byrne. Aunt Agnes was a gracious host and a kind, thoughtful person. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Chris Byrne - Long Beach, CA - Family   January 31, 2018





Posted by KATHY DAVIS - NEWTON, MA - Coworker   January 29, 2018

Michael, Kim and Kids, so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Only good memories at this sad time.

Posted by Jeanne Lynch - Waltham, MA   January 28, 2018

Kathy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Paula Roddy - Derry, NH - Coworker   January 27, 2018

My condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time.

Posted by Timothy Antonellis - Derry, NH - Coworker   January 27, 2018

Aunt Agnes, so many wonderful family memories that I will always cherish.

Posted by Tommy Byrne - long beach, CA - Family   January 26, 2018


Aunt Agnes was my Godmother.
She was so dependable, a rock, always smiling..... She is also the last of my parents generation. Their memories and experiences w/Southie, Boston, the Kennedy's, the Depression, the War are lost now. Her leaving us is the end of an era an entire generation now is gone.
But I have to think that they are all together somehow.
I'll miss you all.

Posted by Paul Byrne - Carmel, CA - Family   January 25, 2018