Paula Lane

December 12, 2021


Paula A. Lane, 75 of Williamsburg, passed away on December 12, 2021.
Paula was born in New York City in February of 1946 but spent most of her formative years growing up in West Islip NY. She was an avid sailor, winning several medals in a sailboat built by her father in their garage. A blind date for a high school Halloween dance turned out to be her future husband.
After high school, Paula worked as a secretary at local attorney’s office while pursuing her Associates in Applied Science degree from Suffolk County Community College. After graduation, she took a position as a claims handler for the Allstate Insurance Company.
Married in 1972, she and her husband initially settled in Bay Shore Long Island but relocated to South Amboy, NJ a year later so that her husband could complete his degree. This led to another relocation, this time to Westford Massachusetts in 1975. Thru all of this, Paula continued to work for Allstate until the birth of her first child (Christopher) in 1976.
In 1987 with her second son (Matthew) now in school, Paula took a position as librarian for the Westford elementary school. Over the course of time, she moved to a secretarial position in the Westford Middle school and finally to the position of guidance secretary. In 2011, she retired, just prior to relocating to Williamsburg VA.
She had many hobbies that included; counted cross stitch, knitting, Rose and Thistle EGA, comfort blankets, and walking the dog. She enjoyed hosting High Tea parties with friends and had a love for baking and cooking. She always loved finding new and different recipes to try. She also enjoyed traveling, making several trips to England with her parents (both of whom were born in Liverpool, England) and later with her husband and sons. At 69 years of age, she started traveling with her youngest son and students of ECPI university to Peru, Italy, the Netherlands, France and England.
Paula is preceded in death by her parents, Basil and Rita Mann; and brother, George Mann. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Lane; sons, Christopher (Sarah) Lane and Matthew Lane; and grandchildren, Josie, Asher, and Calvin.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg, Virginia. Inurnment of ashes took place on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia.
Memorial donations may be made in Paula’s name to the American Cancer Society for pancreatic cancer.

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