BEDFORD - Bride S. Van Anglen, 89, of Bedford, died Nov. 17, 2012, of Alzheimer's disease at the Arbors of Bedford.
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She was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, one of nine children of Patrick J. and Katherine (Love) Shaughnessy. She later moved to Philadelphia, where she attended Holy Cross Grammar School and Little Flower Girls Catholic High School. In 1947, she became a United States citizen.
She attended Germantown, Pa., Hospital School of Nursing and after raising her children, graduated from UNH and worked as a registered nurse for many years for the Manchester Department of Public Health. She also served on the Board of Trinity High School in Manchester.
She is survived by four sons, Kevin, Sean, William and James; three grandchildren, Sean Patrick, Shelagh and Eric; two brothers, William and Michael; two sisters, Katherine and Patricia; two daughters-in-law, Kathleen and Patricia; two sisters-in-law, Anna and Mary and two brothers-in-law, Gerry and Charles.
Her husband, Walter T. Van Anglen, predeceased her, as did her grandson, Dylan.
A loving wife, sister, and mother, she regularly attended the meetings of the Manchester Catholic Nurses and was a faithful communicant of Saint Elizabeth Seton Church, Bedford.
SERVICES: Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the McHugh Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St., corner of Beech Street in Manchester and also on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road in Bedford, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Bedford Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bride's name to N.H. Catholic Charities, 215 Myrtle St., Manchester 03104, or to the Skip Curtis Fund for Alzheimer's Disease, Boston University School of Medicine, Office of Development, 72 East Concord St., L-219, Boston, Mass. 02118.
Condolences may be offered at www.mchughfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 21, 2012