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ASHBURNHAM - Marianne J. Hancock, 75, of 9 Rindge State Road, died peacefully Friday morning, July 14, 2017 in Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol, with her family at her side.
She was born in Boston, MA on March 9, 1942 just after Pearl Harbor, daughter of the late Eino and Mary E. (Gabis) Johnson. When she was three months old, her mother, who was a registered nurse, joined the Army to serve this country. Her father Eino served in the Navy during World War II. Marianne grew up in Arlington and was a 1960 graduate of Newton High School.
Marianne was devoted to her husband, three daughters and five grandchildren. She loved to crochet, watch old movies, and going on short trips to Cape Cod and New Hampshire with friends. She was a lifelong girl scout and loved flowers. After raising her three girls, she worked as a real estate agent, home health aide and her last job was as a van driver for MART. For over 50 years, she lived in Ashburnham. While raising her three daughters, Marianne actively managed the family's farm consisting of various animals and vegetable gardens.
She will be sadly missed by her husband of 52 years, James D. Hancock; three daughters, Theresa "Terry" Bergevin and her boyfriend Steven Perini, Laura Hancock Barry and her husband Daniel Barry of Hopkinton and Amy Hancock-Ronemus and husband Jim Ronemusof Plymouth; two brothers, Alexander Johnson of Plymouth and Walter Johnson of Gardner; five grandchildren, Brad Bergevin, Brittany Bergevin, Cate Barry, Ally Barry and Julia Ronemus. She is also survived by several cousins and one aunt.
Calling hours will be Wednesday July 19, 2017 from 10 to 11 A.M. at Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. Funeral services will follow at 11 A.M. The Rev. Francis A. Roberge will officiate.
Burial will be in Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
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