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Bertha R. Burroughs

Newbury, Vt. — Bertha R. Burroughs, 88, formerly of Moore Hill Road, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, N.H.

She was born in Newbury, Vt., Dec. 22, 1924, a daughter of Leonard and Mary (Meyette) Rollins. A lifelong resident, Bertha graduated from Newbury High School, Class of 1942. She worked as a nursing aide for seven years at the former Hampshire Nursing Home in Haverhill, N.H., and for 16 years at the Grafton County Nursing Home.

Bertha was an avid reader and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles. She was a gardener and canned her produce. She loved baking bread and making donuts and fudge. She belonged to the Newbury Center Home Dem.

Bertha married William G. Burroughs, on Sept. 20, 1945, and he predeceased her on April 18, 2010. She was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Andrea Rae Emerson, on Jan. 3, 2000; a grandson, Brian Boyce, on May 13, 2012; a great grandson, Tanner Bachus, on Nov. 8, 2002; a son-in-law, David Boyce, on Dec. 18, 2011; and by three sisters, Mae Towle, Elsie Bailey, and Dorothy Rollins; and four brothers, Robert “Pete” , Leonard “Mike”, Henry “Mose” and Charles Rollins.

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Lou Boyce, of Wells River, Vt., Jean Welch and husband Ronald, of Wells River, Linda Farquharson and husband Robert, of Groton, Vt., and Susan Burroughs, of Newbury; two sons, William Burroughs, Jr. and wife Bonnie, of Woodsville, and Leonard Burroughs and wife Susan, of South Ryegate, Vt.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 1 great great granddaughter; special niece, Adele Alger, of Barre, Vt.; sister-in-law, Beverly Rollins, of Lebanon, N.H.; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, N.H.

The funeral service will be on Friday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial in Town House Cemetery, Newbury, will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Grafton County Home Association, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, N.H. 03774.

For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit www.rickerfh.com

Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.