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Molly Lumping

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Molly Magarita Lumping on November 2, 2022, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, due to complications of rheumatoid arthritis. She was surrounded by her son, Christopher, her nephew, Jason, and niece, Gail, along with a kind, caring, and supportive ICU staff. She was 76.

Molly was born to Tommy and Sheila Ramjattansingh, and raised in St. John’s Village, Trinidad. She was the sixth of eight children. She completed secondary school at Naparima Girls High School before going on to complete secretarial school. Upon completing secretarial school, Molly started working for Texaco based in Trinidad, and was offered an opportunity to work in the States. Being the adventurous spirit that she was, she emigrated to New York in 1968, at the age of 22, where she met and married the love of her life, “Ping.” In 1978, Molly gave birth to the other love of her life, Christopher, and, after a few years, they all moved to East Falmouth.

Molly worked at WHOI for over 20 years, most recently as the Executive Assistant to its President and Director. Always adventurous, after retiring from WHOI in 2009, Molly and Ping moved to Saudi Arabia for several years as Molly worked as the Executive Secretary to the Director of the Red Sea Science and Engineering Research Center of the newly built King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Molly was known for a smile that would light up a room, a wonderful sense of humor, and a contagious laugh. In addition, she had a love of bright colors, calypso and gospel music, shopping, and sewing. However, her greatest love was keeping in touch with family and friends across the world, and deeply cherished these relationships.

Molly was predeceased by her beloved Ping, siblings Steven, Wolsley, Ingrid Hayden, and Steven, brother-in-law Dick, and nephew, Mark. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her son Christopher Lumping, daughter-in-law, Susan, and grandchildren, Braden and Alexander, her siblings Elphin (his wife Myroon, and children Suzette and Bryan), Judy Davies (her husband Andy and children Gail, Gavin, and Ceri), and Druscilla (her children Jason and Selene), her brother-in-law, Philip, and nieces Inga, Donna, and Charlene, well as in the hearts of her many grand nieces and nephews and countless close friends who she considered to be like family.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 4 p.m., followed by the Memorial Service at 5 p.m., at Chapman Funerals & Cremations located at 475 Main Street in Falmouth. A live-streaming virtual option will also be available beginning with the visitation via this link:

Friends who wish to attend virtually may contact the funeral home. Her family wishes to thank the many people who have shared wonderful memories and stories and offered prayers, love, and support during this difficult time.