Miriam E. Pitkin

Enfield, N.H. — Miriam E. Pitkin, 83, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, on hospice care at Alice Peck Day Hospital. She was surrounded during her brief illness with love by friends and family.

Miriam was born Dec. 7, 1929, in Charleston, Maine to Lawrence and Geneva (Farmer) Higgins one of 15 children. She graduated from Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston. Miriam worked for many years in healthcare including Pierce’s Nursing Home and settled in at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital retiring after more than 30 years with them. She was married to her beloved husband Charles Pitkin in 1956

Miriam was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in West Lebanon, and was an avid gardener, she enjoyed working the soil to benefit her family and all those she could share in her labors.

She is predeceased by a son, Charles Pitkin Jr.

Miriam is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Charles Pitkin, Sr. of Enfield; three daughters, Barbara Cannon of Langdon, N.H., Julie Miller and Aura-Lee Nicodemus both of Enfield and their spouses; numerous grandchildren and many great-grandchildren

A memorial service will be held at Mascoma Lake at a later date. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to Miriam’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice or a kind deed is performed to one in need in honor of her.