November 14, 1936 – March 13, 2018

It is with great sadness that the Sandwich Marina says good-bye to one of our former employees, Mr. Lloyd Lipsett who recently passed the bar on March 13th.  Lloyd Wayne Lipsett, 81, of Sandwich, Massachusetts, died on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. He was born to the late Lloyd and Gertrude Lipsett on November 14, 1936, in Millis, Massachusetts. Lloyd graduated from Millis High School in 1954 and attended Burdett College. He married the late Joan (Black) Lipsett in 1958, and they resided in St. Augustine, Florida and Sandwich, Massachusetts. Lloyd joined the family automotive business after graduating from college and later went into the insurance industry, retiring from the American International Group in 1995. After retirement, he worked at the Sandwich Town Marina from 2001 until 2017, where he was a friendly and familiar figure to boaters from all over.  He was best known as the dockmaster and operated the fuel pier. Lloyd is survived by two children: Lauren Cook and her husband, Michael, of Jericho, Vermont; and Lloyd Lipsett and his wife, Lisa, of Hingham, Massachusetts. He also is survived by five grandchildren: Elizabeth Cook, Lloyd “Ned” Lipsett, Nicholas Cook, Anne Lipsett and Margaret “Molly” Lipsett.

Parable of Immortality” by Henry Van Dyke

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch until at last she hangs
like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says,
” There she goes! ”
Gone where?
Gone from my sight . . . that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
as she was when she left my side
and just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the place of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment
when someone at my side says,
” There she goes! ”
there are other eyes watching her coming . . .
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout . . .
” Here she comes! “