Merle Grace (Libby) Deveau, 85, of Monument Beach on Cape Cod died Monday, June 10, 2013 at St. Patrick's Manor. She is survived by her daughter Candice (Clingan) Bostwick of Herndon,VA and her son Thomas Clingan and his wife Kristen of Marlborough, MA. Also leaves her brother Robert J. Libby and family of Peperell, MA. and her two grandsons Robert Bostwick of Snohomish, WA and John Bostwick of Herndon, VA. Mother of the late Cheryl Ann (Clingan) Coon who died in 1964. Merle was born in Marlborough, MA daughter of the late John P. and Grace M. (Bremner) Libby and raised in Hudson, MA. She was a 1945 graduate of Hudson High School and also attended the Fay School of Boston. She worked primarily as a bookkeeper and in advertising sales. She loved the ocean and relocated to Cape Cod in the early 1970's. She loved gardening, crocheting, cribbage, reading and her cadillac seville. She cherished the time spent with her family. Her loving spirit and kindness will be rememberbed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 1 P.M. in the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St., Marlborough,MA. Burial followed in Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson, MA. Calling hours at the funeral home were held on Thursday from 6 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Epilepsy Foundation,540 Gallivan Blvd, Boston, MA 02124.
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Published in The Marlborough Enterprise from June 13 to June 20, 2013