FALMOUTH -Vivien Marie England, 101, of Falmouth, died Aug. 14 after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 12, 1911, in New York City, she was the daughter of Bernard Marie Borrebach and Adrienne Marie Borrebach.
She moved with her family to Massachusetts at the age of 2, and was educated in the Medford, Mass., public schools. She was a long time resident of Winchester, Mass., and spent summers at her lakeside cottage in New Hampshire and winters on Longboat Key, Fla.
England volunteered throughout her life, contributing her time to the Winchester Hospital, the Libby Museum and Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, N.H. and other charitable organizations.
She was a talented gardener and always had a beautifully arranged bouquet of fresh flowers on her table. She kept a lovely home, filled with antiques and needlework that she handcrafted. Her skill as a cook was undiminished even as she approached her late 90s.
England enjoyed travelling, including cruises and a trip to Holland to visit her Dutch relatives. She was an avid bridge player, an ardent Red Sox and Patriots fan and a lover of poetry and literature. She was a beautiful and very intelligent woman of many talents. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Lawrence Russell England; two sisters, Virginia Marie Borrebach, who died at the age of 14, and Edith Carolyn Aldrich, of Massachusetts; brother William Bernard Borrebach, of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Virginia Thérien Snow, of Falmouth, and Vicky Loring England, of California; son Lawrence Russell England Jr. and his wife, Bernice, of Wolfeboro, N.H.; brother Edwin John Borrebach and his wife, Fran, of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Lyndy and her husband, Robert, Jennifer and her husband, Pierre, Sarah and her husband, Neil, and Matthew; three great-grandchildren, Andrew, William, and Tabitha and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private.