Edith A McCaffrey
July 9, 1941 – December 14, 2019
Edith Arline McCaffrey, nee Campbell, 78 most recently of Boscawen, NH passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 with her daughter, Pamela, and son-in-law, Clayton, by her side. Edith was the 4th child of six born to Fred Record Campbell and Jennie Margaret Campbell, nee Downing on July 9, 1941. Edith was predeceased by her sisters, Marion Campbell and Linda Havlock and a brother Samuel Campbell as well as both her Parents. Edith lived in the Lincoln and Woodstock area for 75 years only moving, as her health declined, to the Merrimack County Nursing Home where she was closer in proximity to Pamela and her family.
Edith is Mother to four Children, Robert T. Hanson and his wife, Geunok of Willard, Missouri, Pamela M. Mack and her husband, Clayton, of Webster, NH, and estranged daughter, Stephanie A. Davis of Laconia, NH. Edith's eldest daughter Debra J. Hanson recently passed away on September 12, 2019. This had an impact on what would be the remainder of Edith's life. Edith and Debra shared a special bond and were very close. Edith also leaves behind Debra's spouse, John Brown of North Woodstock.
Edith is Grandmother to 9 grandchildren: Theodore G. Willey of Lincoln, Angela L. Willey of North Woodstock, Brandi M. Willey of Northfield, Erika M. Brown of North Woodstock, MaryMargaret (Maggie) Randall, Marin R. Randall, and Mark Jameson (Jack) Randall all of Laconia, Garrett S. Mack of Webster, and Alice Go of Willard, MO. Additionally Edith is Great-Grandmother to: Theodore G. Willey Jr., Zachary Willey, Samuel Willey, and Benjamin Willey.
Edith held many positions in the Lincoln and Woodstock areas including housekeeper and cook working in various industries as Loon Mountain Corporation, Village at Loon Mountain, Longhorn Palace Restaurant, Beacon Resort, and Mr. W's Pancake House. Edith did not have an easy life in her adult years as the addiction to alcohol took over many of the aspects of her life. It became a lifelong struggle and contributed to some of her health issues later in life.
Edith had a heart of gold and if she knew of someone in need of help, would offer her assistance. In at least 2 of the places she lived later in life, Burton Commons and The Lincoln Green, she would cook large meals for the residents to participate in. She loved to cook and as her health failed she missed that part of her life immensely.
Edith belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary in Lincoln. She made many friends through her work with this organization. Edith also enjoyed doing puzzles, spending time with her family, gardening, and cooking. She enjoyed participating in Bingo, balloon tennis, happy hour, and church services at Merrimack County as her health permitted.
There will be calling hours at the Fournier-Hale Funeral Home on Main Street in North Woodstock on Monday, December 30, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. A graveside service will be held in the Spring at the Woodstock Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations in Edith's memory be made to the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, NH