Newton, NH — Margaret E. Blackburn, 89, of Kingston, died on Friday, November 1, 2013, in Newton, NH at the home of her daughter.
Born in Haverhill, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Allie E. and Bessie (Smith) Perrault. She was raised in Haverhill, Plaistow and Newton, and attended local schools. She worked as a wood heel coverer for the local shoe industry.
She was a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish and the former Parish of Mary Mother of the Church, Newton, and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the VFW of Kingston. An avid reader, she enjoyed crocheting and jigsaw puzzles. Bob and Peg were often seen at sporting events for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren over the years.
The wife of the late Robert W. Blackburn who passed in 2007, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary P. and Ralph E. Fellows of Newton; four grandchildren, Jason Fellows, Douglas Fellows, Jana Blackburn and Melendy (Minnie) Blackburn; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Steven R. Blackburn in 2008. The youngest of twelve children, she was predeceased by her five sisters, Pauline Garrity, Louise Surrette, Elizabeth Thibodeau, Mary Jameson and Theresa Merrifield; six brothers, Frank, Russell, Alfred, John, Ralph, and Robert Perrault.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services were held at Brookside Chapel in Plaistow, NH on Nov. 4 and 5, 2013. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Haverhill, Mass.