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PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — Nancy L. (Hanson) Hague, 81, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007 at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough.

Born in Melrose on April 19, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Mildred (Atkinson) Hanson. The family were long time Melrose residents where she attended school, graduating from Melrose High School in 1941. She followed her sister, Dotty, to Wellesley College and received a degree in economics in 1946.

She married W.M. Larry Hague Jr. on Jan. 29, 1949, where they met working at General Radio. They moved to Concord in 1950 and then to Carlisle in 1956 where they raised their children. She then returned to Concord in 1993.

Mrs. Hague was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, active in the Girl Scouts and the League of Women Voters and was a board member of Concord Family Service. She also served on the Finance Committee for the town of Carlisle. During this time she was employed as a bookkeeper for the family business, W.M. Hague Company.

Mrs. Hague was a committed conservationist and an avid supporter of civil rights who marched in 1963 in the Selma-to-Montgomery march with Dr. Martin Luther King and in 1988 with her daughter, Jill, for a Women’s Right to Choose in Washington, DC. Her passions included tennis and bridge for which she had long-standing relationships in Concord.

She is survived by a son, Donald M. Hague and his wife, Naoko, of Pepperell; a daughter, Jill Hill of Conifer, Colo.; granddaughters Joelle Hague of Cambridge, Eunice Wharton and her husband, Tom, of Warwick, R.I. and the late Gemma Hague; great-grandson Dakota Wharton; a sister, Margery Cornwall and her husband, Jim, of Easthampton; and the late Dorothy May.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, followed by interment in the family plot in Green Cemetery, Carlisle.

Gifts in her name may be made to Concord League of Women Voters, P.O. Box 34 Concord, MA 01742 or Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02481. Arrangements were under the care of MacRae-Tunnicliffe’s Concord Funeral Home. For an online guest book visit www.concordfuneral.com.

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