Lois N. Farnsworth

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CHICHESTER - Lois N. Farnsworth, 85, of 13 Kelleys Corner Road, passed away April 8, 2015, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Lois Mae Nelson in Quincy, Mass., to Carl G. and Elizabeth M. Nelson, Lois grew up in East Braintree, Mass., attending Braintree High School and graduating from Thayer Academy in 1948. In 1952, she graduated from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst with a bachelor of science in home economics, and an education minor. Having been active in 4-H in her youth, she started her career as an assistant 4-H Club agent for the Cooperative Extension Services in Worcester, Mass.

In 1954, Lois married her high school sweetheart, Calvin M. Farnsworth, with whom she shared a great zest for life, and together they raised four grateful and loving daughters. After the last toddler went off to school, she taught and then served as director at the Acton Cooperative School, where her daughters had attended preschool. Always an enthusiastic volunteer for every activity in which her girls were involved, including 4-H Club, Girl Scouts of America, and U.S. Pony clubs, Lois was considered by many to be a creative mastermind. When Cal's career took them to Davidsonville, Md., Lois enjoyed working in the catalog department at Sears and took on many volunteer activities. In 1979, Cal and Lois purchased Clark's Grain Store in Chichester, where she was active in the day-to-day business. A member of the Pittsfield Women of Rotary, Lois was enthusiastically involved in the design and construction of many annual parade floats and thought of its membership as an extension of her family. Lois treasured her family and her friends, and that love was returned to her. The picture of endless energy, determination, empathy and fun, she will be missed every single day.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Calvin M. Farnsworth, and her cherished sister, Carol E. (Nelson) MacDonald. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Farnsworth of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Nancy Farnsworth Yeaton and husband Jeremy of Pittsfield, Judy Farnsworth Gough and husband Tom of Annapolis, Md., and Jane Farnsworth Collins and husband John of Saginaw, Mich.; grandchildren, Madeline, Jeffrey and Caroline Collins; and brother, Walter E. Nelson of Menlo Park, Calif.


services: A memorial visitation will be held Friday, April 17, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Perkins and Pollard Memorial Home, 60 Main St., Pittsfield. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield. The Rev. David Stasiak, pastor, will officiate. A collation will follow the service. Donations in her memory may be made to the Calvin and Lois Farnsworth Memorial Fund, c/o Pittsfield Rotary Club, P.O. Box 104, Pittsfield, NH 03263 or the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 750, Silver Spring, Md., 20910. To sign the online guestbook, log on to perkinsandpollard.com.
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