Agnes B. Whittemore

Agnes B. Whittemore
Loving sister and aunt; 90

FITCHBURG -- Agnes B. Whittemore, died peacefully on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Fitchburg, with her sister, Eva and her niece, Alice by her side.

Agnes was born on July 30, 1923 in Fitchburg, MA. Agnes was one of nine children born to the late Leroy Whittemore and Eva (Rideout) Whittemore. She leaves her sister, Eva Leger of Fitchburg; a sister-in-law and dear friend, Alice Whittemore of Fitchburg; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, as well as great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Leroy, Francis and Bernard Whittemore, and her sisters, Evelyn Lane, Mildred Whittemore, Hazel Barret, and Bertha Blood.

Aggie also leaves behind her beloved cat and faithful companion for the last 15 years, Tammy.

Aggie was a hardworking and independent person who lived an incredible life. At the age of 4, in 1927 she contracted polio. Aggie never let this handicap slow her down. She graduated from the Taunton Hospital School when she was 18 and came back to Fitchburg and started her career at Doehla's Greeting Card. When Doehla's moved their company to Nashua, NH, she followed the company and worked there in Nashua for more than 25 years. For many of those years, she did piece-work, where many of her co-workers said she worked faster than the machines. Her last years at Doehla's she still presumed the American Dream of hard work and continued to work while on crutches.

In 1980, she moved back to her hometown of Fitchburg and lived 33 years at the Green Apartments on Water St. At the Green Apartments, she volunteered and helped out with whatever she could. Aggie loved to help and was proud of the volunteer award given to her by the Green Apartments.

Aggie loved her family and enjoyed watching her nieces and nephews grow up. Aggie loved all of her Boston sports teams, but baseball and the Red Sox were her passion. From the 1930's to this year's World Series, she watched or listened to every Red Sox game she could.

The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice and Amedisys Company for making her last days so peaceful and comfortable.

WHITTEMORE -- In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the in c/o Alice Whittemore, 350 Water St., Apt. 703, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Her funeral service will be held on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in The Lavery Chartrand & Alario Funeral Home, 99 Summer St., Fitchburg, Pastor David Hanks will offer services. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg. A calling hour will be held Monday morning at the funeral home from 9:15 until 10:15 a.m. Our web address is WWW.LCAFH.COM

Funeral Home

Lavery, Chartrand & Alario Funeral Home
99 Summer St. Fitchburg, MA 01420
(987) 342-4712

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Feb. 2, 2014