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January 31, 2013

Mary E. Bartow, 91

Haverhill — Ninety-one years young, Mary E. Woiceshook Bartow, née Rheaume, earned her angel wings on Monday, January 21, 2013, passing peacefully in her sleep. The loving and beloved mother of Diana Corey (m. Alan), of Byfield, Anna Crane (m. Peter) and Paul H. Woiceshook, Jr. (m. Cindy Sharkey), both of Haverhill, and grandmother to David and Jessica Woiceshook, Michael and Matthew Crane, and Bianca Namura Corey, ‘Grammy B’ was also dearly loved by her great grandson, Kayden.

Mary survived three husbands, the first of which fathered her three children. Paul H. Woiceshook, Sr. served as a Haverhill firefighter until his untimely death in 1968. They met after serving in World War II. She was stationed in Harlingen, Texas in the Women’s Army Corps. Paul served in the US Navy. Mary loved to sing and to dance, and she often entertained the troops over the base radio station, singing the big band hits of the 40’s, one of her favorites being “All of Me”.

ARRANGEMENTS: At her request, the family will hold a private celebration of her life. The family suggests that those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mary Woiceshook Bartow’s memory consider Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill & Bradford. To view her complete obituary or to send a condolence to her family, please visit