FAYETTEVILLE, Penn. — Barbara Morse, 88, died on Oct. 25, 2008 at the Village of Laurel Run. She was the daughter of the late John and Lillian (Kelly) Weston in Wilton, N.H., born on April 18, 1920, and was the wife of the late Albion W. Morse, who died in 1998. She graduated from high school in Lancaster, Mass., in 1937.
Barbara met her late husband, Albion, at a square dance. They were married in Pepperell on April 11, 1942.
She was a stitcher at Bemis Bag in Pepperell during the war years. Later, Barb and Ben ran service stations in Littleton, and Pepperell.
They bought land and built a camp on Lake Massapoag, Dunstable. Barbara was always fixing hot dogs, hamburgers and potato salad for guests. There was always coffee for visitors. Barbara, a child of the Great Depression, was a hard-working lady yet always found energy to go dancing.
In Dunstable, she sewed doll clothes commercially for Totsy. Later she worked in the cafeteria at Sanders Assoc. in South Nashua, N.H. They also lived in Hollis, N.H., and on Mason Street in Pepperell.
She is survived by her children, June and Tom LaVigueur, of Nikolaevsk, Alaska, and Cynthia and Ronald Beury, of Fayetteville, Penn. Barbara has seven grandchildren and almost 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Constance Valley and Mildred Moore, and a large extended family.
She loved her grandchildren and made many quilts for them. She even went to Alaska, “that God-forsaken place” to visit — once.
The last two years Barbara resided at the Village of Laurel Run in Fayetteville.
She was preceded in death by her husband and by her brother, Charles “Buddy” Weston.
Mrs. Morse will be buried in South Cemetery, Boxborough, on Saturday Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. Relatives are kindly invited.
Arrangements are being handled for the family by the Hamilton-McGaffigan Funeral Home, Pepperell. Please see www.mcgaffiganfuneral.com.