Kingston, NH — Mary L. (Murphy) Hesse, 86, longtime resident of Kingston, NH, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the Wingate at Haverhill Nursing Home, Haverhill.
Born in Cambridge, MA, daughter of the late Patrick F. and Katherine L. (Connarton) Murphy, she attended St. Mary’s Grammar School and Cambridge Latin School. She worked as an Executive Housekeeper and in maintenance for Radcliffe and Harvard Universities.
She was a member of the former Mary Mother of the Church Parish and St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Newton, NH where she served as a eucharistic minister and altar server and on the Social Life Committee. She was a member of the church choir and worked at the thrift shop and food pantry of St. Frederick’s. Mrs. Hesse was honored in 2006 by the Rockingham News as the “Rockingham County Volunteer Citizen of the Year”.
Wife of the late Theodore O. “Ted” Hesse, who died in 2005, she is survived by a son, Thomas F. Hesse of Kingston, NH; two daughters and son-in-law, Marie F. & John Garber of New Bern, NC and Patricia L. Hesse of Cambridge; a sister-in-law, Barbara Parshley of Kingston, NH; three grandchildren, Laurie Stokes, Tara D’Andrea and Erik Hesse; and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by a brother, Thomas F. “Buddy” Murphy.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services were held on Monday, June 18, 2012 at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, NH. Burial was held in Pine Grove Cemetery, Kingston, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Beacon Hospice, 13 Branch St., Suite 106, Methuen, MA 01844 or to St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 8 Atkinson Depot Road, Plaistow, NH 03865. To send a message of condolence, please visit our website at www.brooksidechapelfh.com