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PITTSFIELD – Lillian M. Rines, 82, died Feb. 7, 2010, at a Pittsfield health care facility after a long illness. She was born March 28, 1927, in Dyer Brook, the daughter of Fred and Melba (McDonald) Wise. She was educated in Dyer Brook and Pittsfield schools. Lillian married Lloyd W. Rines May 19, 1951, in Burnham. He predeceased her July 19, 2009. Lillian worked for more than 20 years as an egg picker for Clyde Barden and then for George Newhouse. For the next 20 years she worked as a spray stainer at San Antonio Shoe, Pittsfield. Lillian loved her family and her biggest joy was having family and friends to her home, playing cards and dancing. She could always make an ordinary occasion into a party with snacks, drinks and a lot of laughter. In her later years she couldn’t pass up a good yard sale. She is survived by one son and his wife, Fred and Mary Lou Rines of Pittsfield; two daughters, Virginia and her husband, Wayne Basford, of Detroit and Carol Rines and her companion, Chuck Lambert, of Detroit; two brothers and their wives, Carl and Dudy Morton of Riverside, Calif., and Jake and Jo Morton of Waterbury, Conn.; five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband of 58 years, Lloyd, she was predeceased her daughter, Sheila Southard; a grandson, Christopher Rines; two brothers, Steve Burpee and Eugene Morton; and two sisters, Freda Hood and Marie Matthews. Friends may call 4-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport. Graveside services will be conducted at Pittsfield Village Cemetery in the spring. After the visitation there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments at Virginia and Wayne’s home in Detroit. To sign an online guest book and leave written tributes, please visit:

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