- April 10, 1930 - November 26, 2016
of Estelle's Passing
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“I just heard of Estelle's passing. I am so very sad. Knowing Paul, I know the closeness of a strong family. My deepest condolences.
1 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Colt - Winchester, MA
“To the Glavey FamilyWe were so sorry to hear of Estelle's death.Our sincere sympathy and prayers are with you.Jim and Martha McKenna
2 of 17 | Posted by: A friend
“just saw this very sorry I always enjoyed talking to your mother
3 of 17 | Posted by: james wilson - athol, MA
“Sorry for your loss. My condolences to all!
4 of 17 | Posted by: Jon Pierce
“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Much love to you and your family. Our deepest sympathy.
5 of 17 | Posted by: Dan and Marsha, Ben, Jeremy Mague - FL
6 of 17 | Posted by: Jeremy Mague - Coral Springs, FL
7 of 17 | Posted by: Benjamin Mague - Coral Springs, FL
8 of 17 | Posted by: Marsha Mague - Coral Springs, FL
9 of 17 | Posted by: Daniel Mague - Coral Springs, FL
“We are so sorry for your loss. We just found out about Estelle passing away. She was a beautiful and kind woman. We bought the house in New Ipswich...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: A friend
“So sorry for your loss. May the great memories be with you always and help you through this difficult time.
11 of 17 | Posted by: Meg Fraser - Littleton, MA
“PaulSorry to learn of your Mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
12 of 17 | Posted by: gary Sullivan - Westford, MA
“Paul - My thoughts and prayers to you and your family for your loss
13 of 17 | Posted by: Russell Owen - Cornelius, NC
“Rebecca - My thoughts and prayers to you. I wish I could be the support for you, as you were for me when our Mom went on to heaven. Much love to...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Sharon Scott - Jacksonville, FL
“Thank you for being the best Mother, Grand Mother, Great Grand Mother, Mother In Law. I have so many wonderful memories of you that I will cherish...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Glavey - Forge Village, MA
“Paul - To you and your family, my deepest sympathy.
16 of 17 | Posted by: Deb Williams - Littleton, MA
“I'm so sorry for your loss may God comfort you and hold you close in your time of need
17 of 17 | Posted by: Maureen Parlon - Shirley, MA
Estelle Mague Glavey age 86 of Littleton passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at her residence. She was the loving wife of 65 years to Alfred F. Glavey.
Born in Newton on April 10, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary Leda (Metivier) Mague. Raised in Newton until the age of 10, when the family moved to Littleton. She was educated in Littleton and graduated from Littleton High School where she was President of the class of 1948. She later attended Fitchburg State Teachers College earning a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.
Estelle and Alfred married on August 18, 1951 and settled at the Glavey farm homestead in Littleton where together they raised their loving children. Estelle worked as an elementary school teacher with the town of Groton, then began a career in antiques where she enjoyed building Estelle M. Glavey Antiques, Inc. of New Ipswich NH into one of the most renowned antiques businesses in New England, before closing the business last year.
During her spare time and retirement she enjoyed spending time with her family, travel, reading, playing bridge with friends, gardening, spending time at the family cottage at Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey NH, and collecting the specialty antiques of Bermuda and Nantucket. She was the first Prefect at the St. Anne’s Parish Sodality. She was also very active over the years in the Littleton Country Gardeners, the Littleton Historical Society, and as a volunteer at the former Nashoba Hospital.
Along with her devoted husband Alfred, she is survived by her children Mark F. Glavey and his wife Alice of Siloam Springs, AK, Matthew W. Glavey and his companion Teri McHugh of New Ipswich, NH, Luke A. Glavey and his wife Sandy of North Campton, NH, Paul J. Glavey and his companion Robin Desmet of Littleton and Methuen, and Rebecca G. Waugh of Littleton. She is also survived by her brother George Mague and his wife Donna of Chichester, NH, her grandchildren Marisa Rosario, Andrew, Emily, Nathan, Ryan and Stephanie Glavey, and Jared and Lindsey Waugh, as well as six great-grandchildren . She was also predeceased by her son John C. Glavey, brothers, Charles (and wife Frances) Mague, Herbert (and wife Marion) Mague, and sisters June Mague and Audrey (and husband Harry) McMahon.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Estelle on Wed., Nov. 30 from 4:00-7:00 pm in the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St., Littleton. Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Thurs at 9:00 am in St. Anne Parish, 75 King St., Littleton. Burial will follow at Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton.