SOMERSWORTH - Jeannette Eva Chick, 95, of the Labonte Apartments, 191 Maple Street Extension, passed away at the Colonial Hill Rehabilitation Center in Rochester early Tuesday morning after a long period of failing health.
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She was a lifelong resident of Somersworth, born in this community on May 30, 1917. Mrs. Chick worked for nearly 50 years at Somersworth Shoe Company, most of them in a supervisory position as head of the Stitching Room. She retired in 1980.
After her retirement, she was a volunteer in the dining room at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover for 14 years and also volunteered at the Thrift Shop at Trinity Episcopal Church in Rochester. She loved music and dancing and was an accomplished crafter.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, Raymond and Lena (Dionne) Chick, who were also lifelong residents of Somersworth.
Members of her family include her daughters, Marlene Quinn of Berwick; Raylene Drapeau and her husband, Kenneth, of Milton, and Sharon Boynton of Colorado; a son, Wayne Chick and wife Rachel of Rochester. Grandchildren include Roxanne Bieniek and husband, David, of Rochester; Heidi Pralow of Columbia, S.C.; Gina Cruikshank of Dover; Stephanie Bolduc and husband, Michael of Dover; Keith Chick of Dover; Lainie Blakeslee and husband, Chad, Cory Carignan, Shay and Evan Boynton, all of Arvada, Colo. Great-grandchildren are Kayla Cruikshank, Olivia, Alaina and Genevieve Bolduc, all of Dover; Kira Chick of Somersworth and Ava Currier of Gilford; Hannah and Sarah Bieniek of Rochester; Morgan, Logan and Brandon Pralow of South Carolina; Blake and Gage Blakeslee, Cory Carignan, Jr. and Matthew Carignan of Colorado.
There will be a memorial burial service at Forest Glade Cemetery in Somersworth in the Spring. There are no calling hours.
Arrangements entrusted to Bernier Funeral Home 49 South St. Somersworth. www.bernierfuneralhome.net
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Published in Fosters from Jan. 23 to Jan. 26, 2013