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“I first met Pearl when I worked at gary,s Too farm stand where she would come in for flowers for the garden. She charmed me right away as I now know...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: karin guthrie - townsend, MA

“i didnt know her real well but i wish i had got to know her better she was my granmother and i love her ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: robin paul - greeneville, TN

“To Rich, Linda and all of Pearl's dear family. Yesterday's service was beautiful.....so honoring to Pearl and to her precious Saviour. I am...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Donna McDowell - Townsend, MA

“Oh, how I LOVED Pearl Selfridge!!! I can "see" AND "hear" her laughter NOW . . . Heaven was BLESSED upon her ARRIVAL!!! What JOY she brought to ALL...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: June Mullen - Townsend, MA

“Such a sweet and strong woman of faith! So thankful for such a sweet example! Can't help but think of her being reunited with friends from COB like...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Jennifer Parker - Pepperell, MA

“You were a friend, a mother, God's child. Always smiling, never complaining. You brought so much love to my life. You will be missed my friend...I...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Gonynor - Poughkeepsie, AR

“We just loved Pearl! She was a special part of our church for years.Enjoyed seeking her out at the Townsend band concerts every week. Also enjoyed...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Matthew Booth - Greenville, NH

“I loved your Mom and miss her very much. Just this a.m. I heard some news and my first thought was that I would call Pearl to tell her. Sad, vey...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Donna McDowell - Townsend, MA

“Dear Rich,My name is Bob Jackson you may remember me from COB youth group. I had some wonderful times of fellowship with Don, you and your family...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Jackson - Taylors, SC

“We always enjoyed seeing Pearl at the senior suppers. She was so much fun to listen to as she told us her funny stories. She was a blessing for...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Pat and George LaChance - MA

“I will never forget your laugh, your smile, and how thrilled it made me when I received your letters when I was living in Hawaii. Know that I've kept...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Faith Bocash - Leominster, MA

“Pearl always shared what was closest to her heart. She lived her faith, loved her family and friends and appreciated every day God gave her. In God's...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Cathy Parsons - Pepperell, MA

“You were a shining light to the world!!! ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Cathy Parsons - Pepperell, MA

“Pearl always shared what was closest to her heart. She lived her faith, loved her family and friends and appreciated every day God blessed her with....Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Cathy Parsons - Pepperell, MA

“Our family was truly blessed by Pearl - her wonderful smile, fun stories, and quick wit will definitely be missed! But we rejoice knowing she is...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Susanne Miele - Groton, MA

“Rich,We are so sorry to hear of your loss. A mother's love can never be replaced. Our condolences to you during this time of grief. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Jason Clarke - West Boyltson, MA

“Michelle and I had the Privilege of knowing Mrs Selfridge, she always had a smile on and never complained about aches and pains, I miss joking with...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Christian Gauthier - Mason, NH

“We look forward to seeing you again Dear Pearl! Love, The Hamel's ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Always in my heart. Your warm, loving smile will always be remembered by those that knew and loved you. You loved without asking for anything in...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Rich Selfridge - Townsend, MA


Pearl (McComb) Selfridge, 94, of Ayer, formerly of Townsend, died on August 22, 2013 at Apple Valley Center in Ayer. She was born in Fitchburg on January 30, 1919 daughter of the late Chester and Mary (Chambers) McComb and was wife of the late Walter "Gar" Selfridge who died in 1992. She grew up in Lunenburg and was a graduate of Leominster High Schools. After High School she worked at Kemp's Candy Factory for a time and was married in 1940. She had made her home in Bedford for many years and then Townsend for over 30 years and most recently Ayer. Pearl was very active in the Townsend Senior Citizens Group and most recently member of the Groton Baptist Church
Mrs. Selfridge is survived by a son Richard Selfridg