|Death: ||May 12, 2011|
Obituary, The Columbia Daily Tribune, May 15, 2011:
Randolph Arnold Aufranc, 102, of Needham, Mass., formerly of Wellesley, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011.
Services are private. A celebration of her life, open to family and friends, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Wellesley Country Club, 300 Wellesley Ave., Wellesley, Mass.
Randolph was born in 1908 in Lynchburg, Va. She was a graduate of Randolph Macon Women's College and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her graduate work in art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia twice won her awards to study in Europe. She became head of the Art Department at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., and pursued a career primarily in portraiture, but she also produced many landscapes in oil and watercolor and illustrations in pen and ink. She studied at Harvard on a Carnegie Fellowship. Her works are in many private and public collections.
She was wife of the late Dr. Otto E. Aufranc, an orthopedic surgeon known for his innovative techniques and contributions in hip surgery; mother of Dr. St. George Tucker Aufranc and the late Otto William Randolph Aufranc; and grandmother of Lisa Wescott Sharples, Dr. St. George Tucker Aufranc II and Kaarina Elizabeth Aufranc. She also survived by nine great-grandchildren.
Randolph was a long-standing resident of Wellesley and a member of Pi Beta Pi sorority, the D.A.R., the Wellesley Garden Club and the Wellesley Country Club, where she played golf well into her eighties. She volunteered at the Massachusetts General Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital, Wellesley Community Center and the Wellesley Library.
After moving to North Hill in Needham in her early nineties, she stayed busy writing and illustrating articles for the North Hill News and read at least a book a day. She had a flair for a good story and relished her Southern heritage as only a Virginian can.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Randy may be made to the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley, Mass. 02482 or online at www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org.
Arrangements are by Duckett Funeral Home of J.S. Waterman, www.duckett-waterman.com.
Created by: Kathy Margrave
Record added: May 15, 2011
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