Elsie Reid obituary – MA

formerly of W. Groton; 95 NORTHWOOD, NH — Elsie (Brown) Reid, 95, of Northwood, NH, formerly of W. Groton, passed away at her residence on September 3, 2011, surrounded by her family. She was born in Dracut, MA on March 23, 1916, daughter of the late William and Laura (Hall) Brown and was the wife of the late Lawrence W. Reid who died in 1993. She grew up in Tyngsboro and attended and graduated from Winslow School at Lowell High School. She worked as a maid for the Churchill Family of Churchill Manufacturing in Lowell.

After her marriage in 1937, Elsie and her husband moved to West Groton, where she lived for 70 years. She worked for the Cargill Family and as a proofreader for New England Business Services at the Townsend Plant. In 2006, she moved to New Hampshire and spent winters in Delaware.

Elsie and her husband were foster parents to more than 50 children over the years. She was a member of the Groton Grange, National Grange, and a communicant of St. James, Parish of West Groton. She was also a member of a snowmobile club and enjoyed square dancing, knitting, crocheting, baking and swimming. She especially enjoyed her family and watching her many grandchildren grow up at the lake.

Mrs. Reid is survived by two sons William B. and Charlotte Reid, and Richard A. Reid both of Delaware, and two daughters, Janet E. Thoren of Northwood, NH with whom she made her home, and Margaret E. Wyman of Delaware. . She is survived by 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and close friends. She was also the mother of the late James L. Reid, who died in 1970, and was predeceased by her sisters and a brother.

REID – Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School St. Groton, MA. Followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial in Groton Cemetery Groton. Flowers may be left and contributions in her memory may be made to your local cancer society or heart society. See

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