Lois Whidden DenmanJuly 17,2014
Lois Whidden DenmanLois Whidden Denman
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Lois Whidden Denman, 91, formerly of Rutland, died July 13, 2014, in Marlborough, Mass.
She was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Thomaston, Conn., to Charles W. and Frances (John) Whidden. She graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1941.
While working as a telephone operator at Fort Story, she met James B. Denman, whom she married March 1, 1945. They lived in Virginia Beach, Va., Bradford, Penn., and Rutland, Vt., before moving to Southborough, where they lived for more than 50 years.
After a short stint as an Avon lady, she worked at Southborough Library for several decades.
Mrs. Denman was a longtime active member of St. Mark’s Church in Southborough. She had many interests and hobbies, including gardening, nutrition, baking, adult education classes and reading. She was interested in genealogy and was a descendant of passengers on the Mayflower.
Beside her husband, she was predeceased by her five older brothers, Charles, Stanley, William, Howard and Albert.
She is survived by her children, Margaret Agnoli of Longmeadow, Mass.; Lois Jones of Vienna, Va.; James Denman of Southborough, Mass.; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough, Mass. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main St., Southborough.
Burial will follow in Southborough Rural Cemetery.
Her full obituary can be found at morrisfuneralparlor.com.
Memorial contributions may be sent to No Kill Animal Shelter, Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776; Wounded Veterans at Freedom Is Not Free, 11578 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121; or The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main St., Natick, MA 01760
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