Marguerite Wyman
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Marguerite Wyman
  • July 31, 1927 - May 6, 2017
  • Westmoreland, New Hampshire

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Marguerite E. Wyman, 89, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2017 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, NH, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Keene on July 31, 1927, the daughter of Mildred (Willard/Bruder) Ballou and Alexander Bruder. She was raised in Surry, Walpole & Swanzey and attended area schools in Keene.

She raised her family in Sullivan on the farm.

She moved to Littleton, in the White Mountains, to be near family.

Marguerite was employed by Keene State College and the Monadnock Regional School District as a cook. She had attended the First Baptist Church of Keene and was a member of the North American Family Campers Association (NAFCA).

Beyond her employment, Marguerite was a cooking sensation. Known for her delicious comfort foods and donuts, people all over town enjoyed her home cooked goodies via personal delivery. She liked to host lobster bakes and was infamous for her bean-hole beans. She loved gardening & making relish & pickles, always sharing her results with her family & friends. She also loved knitting her famous "facecloths" for her grandchildren. She spent many years camping with her family & friends.

Marguerite will be remembered as a loving and nurturing mother with a very giving heart who centered herself with family.

Marguerite will be greatly missed by her children: Linda Vickery of Stratham, NH, Launa Arseneault and her husband Sidney of Rockledge, FL, Leon Wyman and his wife Kimberly of Chesterfield, NH, and Merelyn Richard and her husband Robert of Swanzey, NH. Her grandchildren are: Kim Cunningham, Lori Green, Jill Quinn, Marc O'Brien, Eric O'Brien, Amanda Halverson, Liza Wyman, Julie Shonbeck, Abraham Wyman, William Wyman, and Michelle Richard; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and extended family members.

She is predeceased by her brother Alexander Bruder, Jr.; grandson Marc O'Brien and lifelong friend Alta Scribner.

A gravesite service will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Mountain View Cemetery, Monadnock Highway, Swanzey, NH.

In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made in Marguerite E. Wyman's name to Maplewood Nursing Home, 201 River Road, Westmorland, NH 03467 - a community that had become family to her.