Doris Ferguson

MILFORD - Doris Ferguson, 99, a resident of Milford, died on March 14, 2014, at Crestwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Milford.She was born in South Barre, Mass., on Sept. 22, 1914, a daughter of Edward and Agnes (Jones) Wildman. Her parents came from England in 1912 and had wanted to book passage on the Titanic, but were unable to because there were no cabins available. She made her home in Milford since 1935.Mrs. Ferguson worked alongside her husband on the family farm located on North River Road in Milford. She also spent several years employed by Kenmore Stamp Company.She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed gardening, raising and nursing animals and especially loved her poodles.She was a loving mother and a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.Mrs. Ferguson was predeceased by her husband, John R. Ferguson Sr.; three brothers and a twin sister, Delia; a granddaughter, Christine Tanguay; a great-grandson, Owen Hussey; and her son, John R. Ferguson, who died Feb. 11, 2014.Family members include three daughters, Virginia Gentes of Wilton and Susan Bell and Faye Tanguay, both of Milford; a daughter-in-law, Linda Ferguson of Milford; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews..

SERVICES: There are no visiting hours. Funeral services are private. Burial will be in North Yard Cemetery, Milford, in the spring.In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to SHARE Outreach Inc., 1 Columbus Ave., Milford, NH 03055 or Canine Commitment, 733 Bedford Road, New Boston, NH 03070.Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to

Funeral Home

Smith & Heald Funeral Home
63 Elm Street Milford, NH 03055
(603) 673-1422

Published in Union Leader on Mar. 16, 2014