Arlene May Noseworthy, 94, formerly of Thornton, NH, died July 10, 2019 at Rockingham County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Brentwood, NH.
Born May 11, 1925 eldest of 5 children at the family farm in Thornton, NH, she was the daughter of Smith & Isabel (Horner) Merrill.
Arlene attended a one-room schoolhouse in Thornton and received a high school diploma from Plymouth High School. She married Lewis Noseworthy of Campton, NH on 12 September 1949. She lived in the house they built together on Route 3 in Campton from their marriage until February 2015.
Arlene worked on the family farm in Thornton and served as Assistant Personnel Manager at Parker Young paper mill in Lincoln, NH. She was proud to be a housewife and mother.
Arlene was an active member of 4H and Thornton Grange and won numerous Blue Ribbons at 4H and Plymouth Fair. She was a hard-working, depression-era farm girl who was strongly devoted to her family. She cooked, gardened, hayed, made butter, canned & pickled vegetables, raised chickens and sewed.
Arlene was predeceased by her husband Lewis and her siblings, Donald and Winston Merrill.
Arlene is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary & Susan Noseworthy of Newmarket, NH, her granddaughters, Emily Edes of Wilmington, NC and Abby Keller of Rochester, NH, her great-grandson Nathan Abram Keller, her brothers Bernard Merrill of Laconia, Richard Merrill of Thornton, and scores of nieces & nephews.
A graveside service will be held in the Pine Grove Cemetery, NH Route 175, Thornton, on Monday, August 12th, at 11am. The Rev. Brian Blair will officiate.
Memorial Donations may be made in Arlene’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 166 S. River Road, Bedford, NH. 03110 or https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2