June 19, 1926 - October 4, 2010
Agnes Mary (McDermott) Grainger, 84, of Hudson, NH died at St. Joseph Hospital surrounded by her loving family on October 4, 2010. Agnes was born in Leominster, MA on June 19, 1926 daughter of the late Joseph and Lydia (Jacobsen) McDermott and was also predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years in 2002, Donald K. Grainger; two daughters, Paula Jean Beyer (2003) and Donna Marie Laura (2005) and a sister, Elizabeth Hunt (2001). Agnes graduated from St. Bernard’s High School in Fitchburg, MA class of 1943 and then went on to graduate from Fitchburg State Teacher’s College in 1947. Agnes was an elementary school teacher, first in Hubbardston, MA and then for 23 years at Griffin Memorial School in Litchfield, NH where she retired in 1986. She loved spending time with her family, staying at Hampton beach, reading, knitting & crocheting, bird watching, playing card games and making jigsaw puzzles. Agnes also loved shopping with her family at 4am on “Black Friday,” spending winters in Summerfield, FL, traveling to Nova Scotia and taking “senior” bus trips. She also had a green thumb and enjoyed tending her plants. Agnes is survived by a son, Michael Grainger and his wife Lynn of Londonderry, NH; Four daughters, Sharon Mailloux and her husband Conrad of Kissimmee, FL, Joanne Henshaw and her husband William of Pembroke, NH, Marilyn Murphy of Plainfield, NH and Linda Gilchrist of Londonderry, NH; one brother, Joseph McDermott of Ocala, FL; Five sisters, Barbara Grainger of Westminster, MA, Theresa Goguen and her husband Nelson of Ashby, MA, Pat Stone, Joan McDermott and Bonita Brennan all of Fitchburg, MA; Twenty-two grandchildren and Twenty-two great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held on Fri. Oct. 8th from 4-7pm in the DUMONT-SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME, 50 FERRY STREET, HUDSON. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Oct. 9th at 11am in Blessed John XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist, 27 Library St., Hudson. Burial will take place at St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson.
Agnes Mary (McDermott) Grainger, 84, of Hudson, NH died at St. Joseph Hospital surrounded by her loving family on October 4, 2010. Agnes was born in Leominster, MA on June 19, 1926 daughter of the late Joseph and Lydia (Jacobsen) McDermott... View Obituary & Service Information
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