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Edith Mary Ensign

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Edith Mary (Plant) Ensign , 85, of Water Street, Williamstown, died Monday morning, September 8, 2003, at the North Adams Regional Hospital where she was admitted on Thursday.

She was born in Pawtucket, R.I. on Dec. 16, 1917, a daughter of the late Gordon E. Plant and Charlotte H. (Rudolph) P1ant. She attended schools in Pawtucket and graduated from the East High School there.

Mrs. Ensign was employed for a short time at the former Boston Store in Pawtucket until her marriage. She was a devoted wife and homemaker.

Mrs. Ensign was a member of the Park Place Congregational church in Pawtucket. She moved to North Adams in 1974 and then to Williamstown in 2000.

She enjoyed flowergardening and watching birds and butterflies.

She was the widow of John Frederick Ensign who died on Dec. 9,1973. They were married on June 6, 1942.

Survivors include two daughters, Charlene E. Stanlewicz James of Williamstown, with whom she made her home, and Jan C. Sword of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one son, John G. Ensign of Bennington, Vt.; six grandchildren, Deborah A. Stanlewicz of Pownal, Vt., Joseph M. Stanlewicz of Agawam, Ma.; Robert J. Sord of C1earwater, Fla.; James D. Sword and Jason D. Sword of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Donna Stanlewicz of North Adams; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be celebrated Wednesday evening, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Williamstown Conununity Bible Church. Burial will take place on Thursday, Sept, 11 at noon at the family lot in Riverside Cemeteily on Pleasant St. in Pawtucket. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the Williamstown Community Church in care of Flynn & Gagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals West Chapels, 521 West Main St., Nortyh Adams, MA 01247, which is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 9, 2003
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