Priscilla Louise Williams
1920 - 2009
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STRATHAM -- Priscilla Louise Williams, 88, of Squamscott Road, died April 2, 2009, at Edgewood Centre, Portsmouth, after a period of declining health.

She was born July 16, 1920, in Tilton, daughter of Robert J. and Priscilla M. (Martell) Michaud.

She was raised in Hardwick, Vt., and graduated from Hardwick High School. While there, she appeared in the school play "Little Women."

In her spare time, she liked visiting the local library, reading, doing seamstress work and cooking.

She had formerly worked at Pratt-Whitney, out of Connecticut during the war effort, but mainly was a homemaker.

IN HER LIFE: As a teenager, Priscilla had fond memories of waitressing at Indian Head Resort in Lincoln. In 1944, she married Wendell Williams, while he was home, serving during World War II as a fighter pilot. They lived in Durham a short time, and Priscilla recalled having to garden and can foods during those tough times. They settled in Winnisquam near Lake Winnisquam to raise their family.

She was always involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren. After Wendell's retirement, they moved to Stratham in 1969, as they enjoyed the rural setting.

She is survived by her husband, whom she always adored, Wendell Williams of Stratham; four children, Marsha Lynn Williams of Newmarket, Carol Jean Dee of Hawaii, Wayne Allen Williams of Portsmouth, and Gail Anne Toussaint of North Berwick, Maine; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, and her husband, Rosemae Garibotto and Richard of W. Townsend, Mass.; a brother, Norbert Paul Michaud of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Friends may call at Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St. Exeter, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Church, Exeter. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Newmarket.

For information, go to www.brewittfuneralhome.com.




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Published in Union Leader on Apr. 6, 2009.
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April 7, 2009
Dear Carol and family, our thoughts and prayers and love are with you and your family. We will do our best to be there with you. Cindy and Joe
Cindy Stoltz
April 13, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in time of your grief. I have many good memories of your mother.
Ann Sharps-Elliott
April 10, 2009
I was sorry to read the news. They sound like my own parents, who married during the war while my dad was training to be a pilot in the Army Air Corps. I'm sure he'll remember her. I will spread the sad news among our extended family
Steve Pike
April 6, 2009
I am very sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort thru family and friends.
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