Virginia Blair (Curtis) Clark, 96, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2013. Born in Marlborough at home on February 16, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. Curtis, Jr. and Margaret C. (Blair) Curtis. Mrs. Clark graduated from Marlborough High School in 1934 and was the wife of Lewis F. Clark for 60 years up to his death in 1994.During high school she enjoyed acting in plays directed by local actor, Morton L. Stevens. In addition to Marlborough, Mrs. Clark lived for a number of years in Southborough and Northborough, as well as winters in Venice, Florida in recent time. During WW II, she worked for the Raytheon Company in Marlborough, assembling radar components, but otherwise remained a homemaker. Her hobbies included oil painting, gardening,reading and playing the piano, as well as ice skating and skiing in her younger years. Virginia was fond of dancing ever since taking lessons in her youth at the Wayside Inn, where she met carmaker Henry Ford, a folk dance enthusiast. Mrs. Clark was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Charles W. Curtis, III, James Blair Curtis, Margaret Weiss and Marybelle Pratt. She was also predeceased by her son, Kenneth C. Clark, in 2010. She is survived by her son, Lewis F. Clark of Venice, Florida and Marlborough and her daughters, Mary B. Scott of Upton and Margaret (Peggy) J. Clark of Marlborough, as well as 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandsons and one great-great-grandson. She was very fond of and devoted to her many grandchildren. Mrs. Clark had a sunny, generally easy-going disposition, which endeared her to many she met. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 3-5pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:00 am at First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, 37 High St., Marlborough, MA. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
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Published in The Marlborough Enterprise from Nov. 14 to Nov. 21, 2013