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Margaret Geneva Piper

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Margaret Geneva Piper

1923-2013 Margaret Geneva Piper, 90, a resident of Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, for the past six years, formerly of Pittsfield, died Monday, October 21, 2013, at River Run Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Kingston, Pennsylvania, where she had resided the past two years. Born in Charleston, Vermont, on August 25, 1923, the daughter of Leslie and Geneva Moulton White, she was educated in Vermont schools. She came to Pittsfield in 1941. Mrs. Piper was employed as a machine tender at the Wyandotte Worsted Mill for twenty-one years and then at the A.H. Rice silk mill for 21 years, as well. She retired in 1988. She had been a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Pittsfield. Mrs. Piper did volunteer work with the mentally retarded. She enjoyed making crafts. Her husband, Neal A. Piper, whom she married in 1948, died March 28, 1971. Her son, Neal A. White, died in July 2012. Mrs. Piper is survived by three brothers, Earl White, of North Carolina, Glenn White of Pittsfield and Jerry White of New Hampshire; and seven sisters, Nanc Hayes of Connecticut, Gloria Crockwell of New York, Gail Robie of Pittsfield, Pat Kelly of Pittsfield. Dorothy Page, Jean Dopp, and Frances Aldrich, all of Vermont; as well as four grandsons, 14 great-grandchildren, and seven great great-grandchildren; and her daughter-in-law, Margaret M. White, of Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania. She was pre-deceased by four brothers and a sister. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Margaret Geneva Piper will be held Monday, October 28, at 1:30 p.m., at DERY FUNERAL HOME with Rev. David Beguin, Pastor of the Evangelical Free Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery. Calling hours will precede the service beginning at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Free Church in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Oct. 25, 2013
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