BEDFORD - Esther (Caldwell) Carruth, 82, of Bedford, died Nov. 28, 2012, surrounded by family at her home after a brief illness.
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She was born in Salem, Mass., on April 25, 1930, to Wallis and Rachel (Kenney) Caldwell. She lived in Bedford for several years, but spent the majority of her adult life in Marblehead, Mass.
Esther enjoyed her career as an LNP with the Mary Allen Hospital in Marblehead, Mass., as well as her time spent as a secretary. She retired in 1999. She spent time traveling with friends and with the New Boston Senior Group. She also enjoyed fishing, knitting, needlepoint and most of all, spending time with her family.
Esther was predeceased by her beloved husband, George Carruth Sr. and by her great-granddaughter, Mary Margaret Carruth.
The family includes one son, George Carruth Jr., of Syracuse, N.Y., and his wife Tracey; one daughter, Rachelmarie Day, of Bedford, and her husband James; three grandchildren, Catherine Carruth of Chicago, Ill., Bryant Carruth, of Albany, N.Y., and his wife Katherine and Crystal Carruth of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, John Paul and William Bryant Carruth of Albany, N.Y.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Road, Bedford, 03110. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Waterside Cemetery, 294 West Shore Drive, Marblehead, MA 01945. Memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics of New Hampshire, c/o: The Bedford Bobcats, 650 Elm St., Manchester, 03101. To leave a message of condolence, visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 30, 2012