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Sarah E. Whittemore
lived in Lunenburg, MA and Ayer, MA; 51

HOLLIS, NH -- Sarah E. Whittemore, 51, of Hollis, NH, died peacefully at her home on April 11, 2011 surrounded by her family. She fought a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

Sarah was born on January 11, 1960 in Framingham, Mass., a daughter of Harold B. Whittemore Jr. of Leesburg, FL and the late Virginia E. (Giles) Whittemore. Sarah's second mother, Susan E. (McNerny) Whittemore has also passed. She had been a resident of Hollis for the past seven years, prior to which she lived in Hudson, NH and Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

She was the beloved wife of Joseph J. Beaumont, whom she married on July 4, 1998. They shared 12 glorious years of marriage together.

During her childhood years the family lived in Connecticut and Virginia prior to moving to Ayer, MA where she graduated from Ayer High School in the class of 1978 and from The Burdett School in 1979.

Sarah was employed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) from 1979 through 1999, as a secretary rising to Senior Executive Admin. After leaving Digital, Sarah continued to work in the software/high tech field, with her latest employer being IBM.

She had been active in the International Order of Rainbow Girls, and was a Past Worthy Advisor of Ayer Assembly #104.

She will forever be fondly remembered by everyone who knew her as a devoted daughter, sister and loving and caring wife, who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Sarah's vibrant smile and genuine love for life will always be remembered by those who were lucky enough to have come into contact with her.

Sarah was predeceased by her grandparents, Harold B. Whittemore Sr. and Marion Whittemore of Wellesley, MA; Dr. Newell and Emma Giles of Darien, CT as well as John D. "Dick" and Catherine D. McNerny of Ayer, MA.

In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by her sister, Jan Whittemore; her three brothers, Harold B. "Tiger" Whittemore, Blair Whittemore and John D. Whittemore; her two aunts, Martha Whittemore of Hudson, MA, and Joan Giles of Stamford, CT. and her uncle, Edward M. Giles of Apollo Beach, Florida.

WHITTEMORE -- of Hollis, Sarah E. Whittemore, 51, died peacefully on April 11, 2011 in Hollis. A Graveside Funeral Service in her honor will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn Rd., Cambridge, MA on April 27, 2011 at 12:00 Noon. Friends are invited to attend and asked to gather at the cemetery at 11:30 AM. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial donation to one of her favorite charities which include: The Shriner's Hospital for Children, The , and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME in Nashua is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com. "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER" (603) 883-3401.

Published in Lowell Sun from Apr. 21 to Apr. 25, 2011
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