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Agnes Steele


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Agnes Steele Obituary
SHREWSBURY - Agnes J. (Purington) Steele, 80, died on Friday (12-2-2016) at home. Born in Claremont, NH on August 7, 1936, she was the daughter of Geneva (Call) and Arthur N. Purington. In her early years, Agnes was a waitress at the Skyline Restaurant at Hog Back Mountain in Marlboro, Vermont. It was there that she met her beloved Harry E. Steele whom she married on February 11, 1961 in Colrain, MA. Harry and Agnes spent 55 wonderful years together. They lived in Shrewsbury and spent their winters in Naples, Florida. Harry pre-deceased Agnes on April 8th of this year.

Survivors include her son, Andrew Steele of Shrewsbury; two brothers, Roger Purington of Heath and Sam Purington of Buckland; two sisters, Virginia Fellows of Warwick and Doris Johnson of Buckland and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by three brothers: Nelson Purington, Edward Purington and an infant brother who died at birth and three sisters: Marion Burnap, Ellen Miller, and Elsie Corse.

Calling hours will be Friday (12-9-2016) from noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home 104 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Burial will be held in the spring at a time to be announced. Donations may be made in her memory to the John N. Purington Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Franklin County Tech School, 82 Industrial Blvd, Turners Falls, MA 01376.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Dec. 6, 2016
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