NORTHFIELD - Esther C. Sibley, 80, of Warwick Road, died Tuesday morning (1-14-14) at Wachusett Manor in Gardner, MA.
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She was born in Springfield, Vt., on Jan. 17, 1933, the daughter of Raymond and Isabel (Reed) Carter. She was educated in Northfield schools and was a graduate of Northfield High School.
She was married to Arnold M. Sibley on March 12, 1951. They then moved to Barre, MA, and then to Three Rivers, MA, returning to Northfield in 1980. Mr. Sibley predeceased her in 2008.
She worked for Quabbin Valley Regional School for a time and then in the offices of Healey Brothers Insurance Co. for several years. After returning to Northfield, she worked in the insurance offices of Packard, Sawyers, Waters and Bell in Greenfield, MA, retiring in 2000.
She was an active member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Northfield.
She enjoyed dining out, going on rides, and most of all family gatherings.
She is survived by her children: Michael and his wife Nina of Northfield, MA, Stephen R. and his wife Stacey of Lake Oswego, OR, Peter A. and his wife Susan of Clearwater, FL, Mark A. of Northfield, MA, John A. of Daphine, AL, Susan Dral and her husband Richard of Athol, MA, and Carol McKeogh and her husband Daniel of Gardner, MA. She is also survived by her sisters: Lorraine Apple and her husband Donald of Upton, MA, and Helene Greenwood and her husband John of Clifton Park, NY; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday (1-19-14) from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, MA.
A memorial service will be Saturday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St. The Rev. Christine Fontaine, interim pastor, will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. A reception will follow the service in the church hall.
Donations in her memory may be made to: Northfield EMS, c/o Mark Fortier, 579 Mt. Hermon Station Road, Northfield, MA 01360.
To send condolences or for directions, please visit:
Kidder Funeral Home
1 Parker Avenue
Northfield, MA 01360
Published in The Recorder on June 3, 2014