Ernest Little

Ernest W. Little, 93, of Danvers and formerly of Boxford, MA, died August 28, 2013 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. He was born in Salem, MA and was the youngest of 11 children children of William and Gertrude (Raynor) Little. Ernest served in the United States Army with the 101st Air Borne and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. While living in Boxford, he was a member of the American Legion, the Second Congregational Church and was a volunteer fire fighter. Ernest was a former employee at Gordon College and retired from Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, enjoyed woodworking, horses and was an overall animal lover. Predeceased by his wife Kathleen (Matchett) Little, he is survived by his daughters Judith Eisenberg and husband Robert of Boxford, Susan Tidd and her companion Stephen Higgins of West Newbury, and Deborah MacAuley of Boxford. Also among his survivors are his grandchildren Robin L. Bigley and husband Gary, Aimee T. Stidsen and husband David, Lisa E. Tidd, Adam B. Tidd, Lindsay P. MacAuley and husband Mark Friedberg, and Alec E. MacAuley; and great grandchildren Ryan and Andrew Bigley, William and Bennett Stidson and Evan Friedberg. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4th at 12 noon at the Second Congregational Church in West Boxford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923 or to the Addison Gilbert Hospital, Senior Adult Unit, 298 Washington, Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. To leave on-line condolences, please visit

Published in The Tri-Town Transcript from Aug. 31 to Sept. 7, 2013