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Priscilla Ramsay Troutman

Priscilla Ramsay Troutman
  • August 4, 1950 - December 14, 2019
  • Wakefield, Massachusetts

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“Priscilla and I met years ago through a mutual love of fitness. Over the years we developed a friendship based on many other shared interests. We...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Sonia Lee - Milford, TX

“Priscilla and I became friends from our many hours spent after class just chatting. We shared and cared for each other. I miss her dearly too. My...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: PATRICIA KANE - WILMINGTON, MA

“I, too, met Priscilla only on-line. She struck me as an intelligent, giving person. She gave great advice to fellow fitness instructors. I only...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Dorie Christos - Pierce County, WA

“Priscilla will be missed by many! I am from the online fitness website as well, but we also met in person, spending a very fun weekend together with...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Carole Munns - Overland Park, KS

“Dear Christine and Family, Time and distance does not matter when you are family. We are heartbroken over your loss. Sisters have such a special bond...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Burke - Newburyport, MA

“I "knew" Priscilla through her involvement on the Turnstep bulletin board and always appreciated her wit and wisdom. She was a primary contributor...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Beth (aka Raindrop) Hicks - WA

“I never met her in person but over more than 30 years we emailed and conversed after discovering each other on the online BB "Turnstep". Priscilla...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa Largent - san francisco, CA

“We were online friends but we also emailed each other. She told me all about her beautiful daughter's wedding and was thrilled when they bought a...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Terri Watkins - ABILENE, TX

“While I never had the pleasure of meeting Priscilla in person, I "knew" her from a website where fitness instructors congregate to share ideas. To...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: L Smith - Portland, OR


10 of 13 | Posted by: Lucy Sanford

“Priscilla was my friend for 62 years from second grade until her passing. I knew her longer than anyone else in the world, even my mother. We talked...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Randi Harding - China, ME

“Our family will miss you dearly Auntie Cilla. You were such a beautiful person both inside and out. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Molly Sanford - Boston, MA

“A great aerobics instructor at Wilmington Senior Ctr. Taught us how to be in tip-top shape, good balance, abdominal muscle control, modern dancing...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Paz Mendoza - Wilmington, MA


Priscilla Ramsay Troutman was a loving mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She died at the age of 69 on Saturday, December 14th at the Winchester Hospital.

She was born in East Boston on August 4, 1950 and was the daughter of the late David and Florence (Driscoll) Ramsay. A graduate of Wakefield High School in 1968, Priscilla was at the very top of her class. She attended Mount Holyoke College as part of the class of 1972 and graduated with a degree in French where she was the recipient of the French Book Award. Priscilla was the only female partner of the Storer, Damon and Lund Insurance Firm in Boston where she worked diligently and earnestly for over 15 years. She retired in the mid-90s to care for her son with special needs. Priscilla then continued on to be a powerful advocate for special needs rights for the rest of her life.

She was passionate about health and wellness and worked tirelessly as a Fitness Instructor for the last 20 years. Until the time of her passing, Priscilla worked as an aerobics teacher for the Wilmington Senior Center. Above all, Priscilla was a devoted and caring mother. She loved her children, the lights of her life, more than anything.

Priscilla was well-spoken, an avid reader, and a fervent follower of politics. Priscilla enjoyed crossword puzzles, music, and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy with her son David. She was an ardent supporter of local theater and maintained a yearly subscription to the North Shore Music Theater. Priscilla was energetic, compassionate, stylish, articulate, and a firecracker. She is survived by her children Emily and David Troutman of Nashua, NH and her sister Christine Sanford and husband Dave of Merrimac. She is also survived by three nieces, Lucy and Molly Sanford, Heather Blanchette, and a nephew, Geoffrey Smith.

A Funeral Service will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Avenue, Wakefield, MA on Friday, December 20th. Visitation hours for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home from 10 am to noon. The service will start at noon and the burial will take place immediately following at the Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield.