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Rosemary Hyde

Wayland, MA - Rosemary Crampton Fahrner Hyde, of Wayland, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on January 7, 2018 at the home of her daughter Karen, after a long illness.

Rosemary was born September 19, 1919 to Stewart and Grace (Stoney) Crampton of New Rochelle, NY. She was a graduate of Smith College with a major in Music, and attended the Juilliard School for piano and voice training.

Rosemary went on to a long and distinguished career in music, introducing and teaching music to thousands of students. In addition to teaching in Cambridge, MA, Shreveport, LA, Wilmington, DE, and Louisville, KY, she had a long career teaching music in the North Plainfield, NJ school system. She was a member of the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, the Music Educators Association, and served as president of the Plainfield Music Club.

In addition to her devotion to music, Rosemary loved the outdoors and was especially fond of hiking, playing golf, canoeing, and gardening. After retirement from teaching, Rosemary remained active in hiking clubs, music clubs, and volunteer activities at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and various historical societies and museums in NJ. She also continued to teach piano and provide adult literacy and music education. She especially loved summers at Blue Mountain Lake and exploring the Adirondack Park, making many summer friends there.

Rosemary is survived by her children Karen Fahrner, David Fahrner and his wife Debbie Fahrner, David Hyde and his wife Flora, three nieces, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a veterans organization of your choice.

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Published in Courier News on Jan. 14, 2018
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