Elizabeth F . Baud of Lynnfield passed away peacefully at home on February 5, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Edward Baud for 64 wonderful years, cherished mother of Pamela Dvorak and her husband John Dvorak, and loving sister of the late Lawrence French and his wife Kate French.
Liz was born in Portland, Maine on May 20, 1931 to the late Catherine Hobbs French and Lawrence French. She spent her childhood in Wayland and moved to Boston when she was thirteen. Liz was a graduate of Brimmer and May School and Connecticut College. She met Ed at a St. Patrick's Day party in 1956 and they were married the following September. As a sales representative at Buck Printing and a greeting card writer at Rust Craft, Liz helped put Ed through law school. Later in her career she enjoyed selling real estate.
Liz loved life and she joyfully lived it to its fullest. She never passed up a chance to socialize with family and friends, especially when it involved happy hour and her nightly Manhattan. As a child spending summers on her family's farm in New Hampshire, Liz became a lifelong animal lover. Her appreciation of theater started as a teenager when a family friend and theater critic for the Boston Traveler took her to shows and interviews with some of her favorite actors. Liz spent the summer after graduating college bicycling through Holland and from then on her new found enthusiasm for travel would take her to many wonderful places. She happily visited art museums wherever she was. A film fanatic from early on, Liz's memory of old movies was amazing. She loved music, especially the standards from the Great American Songbook. Playing bridge was a favorite pastime and to family and friends Liz was "2 clubs". Her passion for good books was shared with her book club friends, who she adored, for over 25 years. Spending time in her garden with the ladybugs, flowers, sunshine and birds always made her smile. Politics fascinated her and when younger Liz was a very active member of the League of Women Voters. She volunteered for political campaigns, WGBH Auctions, the Lynnfield Centre Congregational Church and Friends of the Library.
Liz was like a delightful sparkle in life that made it so much nicer. Her ever-present thoughtfulness, grace, determination, fun loving spirit and sense of humor were an inspiration to and treasured by her family. She will be missed and loved more than words can ever say. A celebration of Liz's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to Bread & Roses, 58 Newbury Street, Lawrence, MA 01840.