TILTON - Florence Grant Wiggin, 95, a longtime resident of the Lochmere area of Tilton, died at her daughter's home in Penacook Dec. 29, 2012, following a period of failing health. She was surrounded by her daughter and granddaughters.
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Florence was born in Boston June 20, 1917, daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Merrill) Grant. She graduated from Goffstown High School.
She moved to Tilton in 1941.
Over the years, she worked in health care and also worked in the school lunch program at Woodland Heights Elementary School in Laconia and the Tilton-Northfield Schools.
She also worked for a time at Teco Corp. in Winnisquam.
As a child she was active with the local 4-H. She was a former member of the OES, Peabody Lodge in Tilton and Lochmere Community Association. She was a member of AARP and was active with senior citizen affairs. She enjoyed her membership with TOPS and the Grange while living in the Concord-Penacook areas. For many years she attended Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton as a parishioner.
Florence was predeceased by her husband, Norman L. Wiggin, who died in 1987.
Her family includes her son, Norman L. Wiggin of Worcester, Mass.; daughter Sandra Clark of Penacook; four grandchildren, Michelle Clark of Penacook, David Wiggin of Salisbury, N.C., Heather Davis of Saugus, Mass., and Job Bouffard of Joplin, Mo. and five great-grandchildren, Alexis, Michael, James, Marcus and Miles.
Florence's family wants to thank the Concord VNA and Hospice, including nurse Karen, as well as her caregiver and family friend, Deb Griggs. With their help, Florence was able to have her wish fulfilled, to die at home.
SERVICES: According to her wishes, there will not be calling hours.
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. Spring burial will be in Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Florence's name to either the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org, or the Concord VNA and Hospice Program, www.crvna.org.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Jan. 2, 2013