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Martha McCune

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Martha Ann (Gundersen) McCune, 83, formerly of Blanchard Road, died Wednesday June 20, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family. Her husband of 50 years, Roland E. McCune, died in December 1997. Martha is predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Roland who passed away in 1997, her daughter Lois Waite who passed in 2003, and both of her sisters, Daisy McCune and Ruth Perkins. Martha is survived by her daughter Jan McCune of Bolton MA where she lived her last 5 years, and a brother: Norman Gundersen of Boxborough, two grandsons: Brian Waite and Cory Waite, three great grand-daughters, and many nieces and nephews. Martha was born in Harvard, February 7, 1929, the daughter of the late Joseph and Harriett Gundersen and was a lifelong resident of Harvard. She was educated in the Harvard School system graduating from Bromfield High School in 1945 and also earned a Bachelors in Education as well as double Masters Degree in Education from Fitchburg State College. She began her professional career in 1961 as a teacher and in 1973, Martha was appointed to be the Director of the Ayer Community Kindergarten and Nursery School in Ayer. She retired from ACKNS in 1996. Graveside services will be held 11 AM Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Bellevue Cemetery, Still River Road (Rte 110) Harvard. There are no calling hours. Following the service we will be gathering for a celebration of Marthas life at her daughters home in Bolton. Jan wishes to thank the staff at Seasons Hospice for the kind and competent care provided for Mom. In lieu of flowers donations in Marthas memory maybe made to Seasons Hospice, 275 Grove St., Suite 3-102, Newton MA 02466 The T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Rd., Ayer, is assisting the family with arrangements. Please see www.AndersonFuneral.com as additional information.

Published in The Harvard Post from June 26 to July 3, 2012
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