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Catherine A. Bingham


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Catherine A. Bingham Obituary
Catherine A. Bingham
3/25/1923 - 8/4/201

NEW LONDON, NH- Catherine (Bergin) Bingham, 95, of Parkside Road, died Saturday, August 4, 2018. She was born in New York City, NY, on March 25, 1923, the daughter of Michael J. and Marion A. Bergin, Sr. She lived in Queens until her marriage to Richard A. Bingham on June 6, 1944. They lived in Lunenburg, MA, 32 years, moving to New London, NH, in 1986.

Her husband, Richard, died in 1987. She was also predeceased by grandsons, Timothy L. Gay and Andrew Bingham and great-granddaughter, Nola Pope. Surviving family members include four children and their spouses, Richard A. and Maureen Bingham of Salem, MA; Margaret Lee and Jody Keeler of Meredith, NH; Jeffrey Mark and Christine Bingham of Lunenburg, MA and Gregory and Kristen Bingham of Lunenburg, MA; 13 grandchildren; Tawnya Bingham, Aaron Bingham, Kendra Bingham, Jennifer and Jeremy Burgess, Lisa and Eric Darling, Amy and Gunnar Pope, Laura Gay and Doug Majerus, Jaclyn Bingham, Daniel and Chrissy Bingham, Lindsay Bingham, Kelly Bingham, Kimberly Bingham and Shawn Bingham; eight great-grandchildren, Ily, Zander, Eris, Hans,Rachel, Rilee, Milee and Olivia.

Kay served our country during WWII, in the Navy as a WAVE, stationed in Philadelphia from June 1943 until her honorable discharge in March 1946.

Kay led a very active community life both in Lunenburg and here in New London. She was a founding member of Saint Boniface Church in Lunenburg, MA, a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church and the Women's Society, Always and Adventure out of Concord NH, Red Hat Society, a driver for Council on Aging in New London for 10 years besides being a dedicated card player of Hand & Foot. She volunteered at Tracy Memorial Library for 29 years, retiring at the age of 90 from rebinding books. At Lyon Brook, where she resided, she taught the card game to community members there, making it a big hit! Kay enjoyed traveling and visited other countries including Ireland, England, Switzerland and Australia.

Kay's hobbies included; reading, walking, playing card games, walking the beach, and baking. She was often seen around New London doing daily, strenuous walks. Kay and Dick spent many summers camping in their trailer at Rye Beach. The ocean was a favorite place for them and when the kids were younger they spent much of the summer at Plaice Cove, NH. She was very involved with her family and loved spending time with them.

BINGHAM - Friends may call at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, NH on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 724 Main Street, New London. Burial will be in West Part Cemetery, New London with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities, 91 Maple Avenue, Keene, NH 03431 or Tracy Memorial Library, 304 Main Street, New London, NH 03257.
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Aug. 12, 2018
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