Laura D. (Farrington) Freeman, 93, of Andover, formerly of Manchester, beloved wife of the late George C. Ecabert and the late Eugene W. Freeman, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Manchester Memorial Hospital.
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Laura was born June 6, 1919, in Braintree, Vt., daughter of the late George and Delia (Thresher) Farrington. She had resided in Manchester for more than 60 years before moving to Andover in 2004. Laura was employed by U&R Construction Co., Manchester, for 49 years retiring as secretary in 2003. Laura was dedicated to serving the veterans and her country. While residing in Manchester, Laura was a 60-year member of South United Methodist Church, a life member of the VFW Auxiliary, and a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also past president of the VFW Auxiliary Manchester and past president of the State of Connecticut American Legion Auxiliary, and served in many chairmanships in both organizations. She was also national hospital chairman for the VFW Eastern Division, a member of O.E.S. Temple Chapter 53, and volunteered for 10 years for the American Cancer Society in Manchester.
Mrs. Freeman is survived by a daughter, Priscilla Bronke of Andover, with whom she made her home; a stepson, Earle Ecabert, and his wife, Nancy of Manchester; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Laura was also predeceased by two sons, Francis Hill and his wife, Betty, and Randall Hill and his wife, Carol; a godson, Larry Pilver; a son-in-law, Victor Bronke; a sister, Mary LeDuc; and a brother, Hugh Farrington.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. at Watkins Funeral Home, 142 E. Center St., Manchester, with burial to follow in East Cemetery, Manchester.
Family and friends may call Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters, Attn: Development Dept., 8945 N Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from November 19 to November 23, 2012