Margaret “Peg” Johnson Whitehouse
New London, N.H. — Margaret “Peg” Johnson Whitehouse, 82, of Hilltop Place, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at The Clough Center in New London.
She was born in Perth Amboy, N.J. on Aug. 11, 1931, the daughter of Harold Johnson and Madeleine E. deRussy Johnson. She was the oldest of four girls and grew up primarily, in Sudbury, Mass. She graduated from Concord Academy in Concord, Mass. in 1949.
She and her husband graduated from Brown University in June of 1953. They were married the following Saturday in Sudbury. In addition to a three year business assignment in Lima, Peru, they lived and worked in a number of eastern states, but principally in Old Greenwich, Conn., Barre, Vt. and Grantham, N.H. From 1978 to 1994, they owned and operated The Hollow Inn and Motel, receiving the “Vermont Innkeeper of the Year Award” in 1990. They moved to Grantham, N.H. in 1994 and established/operated Eastman All Seasons (real estate) until retiring to New London in 2006.
She enjoyed gardening, tennis and skiing and was an avid reader. She looked forward to her book group meetings and enjoyed the friendships she formed there. She took great comfort in her church family at Saint Andrews Episcopal and even through declining health, with the assistance of her devoted husband “Bill” and many caring parishioners, she generally found a way to muster enough strength to attend weekly services.
Members of her surviving family include her husband of 60 years, William P. Whitehouse of New London; her four children, Bill Whitehouse of Wareham, Mass.; Hal Whitehouse, his wife, Melissa and their two children, Lily and Luke of Hopkinton, Mass.; Meg Whitehouse, her husband, Phil Curtin and their two children, Abbey and Max; Dari Whitehouse and her son, Jerry Peckham of Harwich Mass.; two sisters, Mudge Anderson of Barrington, R.I. and Libby Unverzagt of Cummings, Ga.; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Dr. Lynne Loschky of Jefferson City, Mo.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at 12 noon at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Gould Road, New London. Burial will follow in the N.H. Veterans Cemetery at 2:30 p.m., Boscawen, N.H.
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