Reading, Massachusetts

Apr 20, 1925 – Nov 28, 2019 (Age 94)


April 20, 1925
November 28, 2019
Reading, Massachusetts


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LITTLE, Elaine M. (Higgins) Of Reading, November 28, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth H. Little, Sr. Devoted mother of Martha E. Walters and her partner Dennis Cope of Andover, Kenneth H. Little, Jr. of Waterville Valley, NH and his late wife Dr. Valerie Niece and Christopher T. Little and his wife Beth of Concord, NH. Cherished sister of Clare Bakon of Lakeland, FL and Sunapee, NH, Kathleen Williams of Lakeland, FL, Beth Shumway of Portsmouth, RI and the late Mary Charlotte Holbrook, formerly of Reading. Loving grandmother of 1 granddaughter and 9 grandsons. Also survived by many treasured nieces and nephews, her former son-in-law Thomas Walters of NH and former daughter-in-law Kate Brewer of NH. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 5, at the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home, 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn St.), READING, at 5pm. A Visitation will be held prior to the Service from 2-5pm. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Elaine's memory to Grace Chapel of Wilmington, 128 West St., Wilmington, MA 01887, or Dartmouth Women's Club of Boston Scholarship Fund 26 Montgomery St. #4 Boston, MA 02116. For directions and online guestbook, visit johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com

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I was privileged to know Elaine Little. She was an amazing woman. Talented in business, charming, gracious, full of savoir-faire. I first met Elaine at the Little Bus. Ser. She helped me develop my resume when I was seeking a teaching position in MA as I had just moved from CA. She made a strong impression on me and I was fortunate to have known her. So sorry to hear of her passing. She was like a mentor to me. I always admired and looked up to her. Enter into your reward thou good and...

I am so saddened to hear the passing of Miss Little. I always remember coming into Little Business Services to have her do my College Papers. Miss Little was a very smart woman and she loved what she did. I will always remember her. She had asked me if I wanted to take over her business. I felt truly honored that she would ask me that. Miss Little RIP

For many years, Elaine was a dear neighbor and friend. For several years we were also active members of a political party faithfully attending meetings together. She was always so friendly and welcoming to others, especially to newcomers. I will always remember her concern for others and her ability to put others at ease.

A few years ago we had the pleasure of Elaine's company at a gathering at Beth's home. At this time we had the opportunity to have extended conversations with her. We will always remember how we thoroughly enjoyed our time with Elaine.

She will be missed so much by her loving family. When our daughter married her son, Chris, she graciously welcomed us as part of her family. She was such a lovely lady in the true sense of the wordalways elegant and articulate.
We are unable to make her service as we will be in Memphis but please know our prayers are with you. Gary and Sue Grosart

Elaine was a lovely woman who I enjoyed talking to. I did her hair at Windsor. I said she had the most beautiful hair. I will miss her and the talks we would have. My condolences to all who knew and loved her.

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