Emily M. Kidder
She was born Oct. 13, 1925, in Melrose, Mass., the daughter of the late Adelbert and Clara G. (Mariner) Price. She was a graduate of Bentley College, receiving a bachelor of science degree in Accounting. A long time resident of Wakefield, Mass., she moved to Gilford in 1983 after spending 27 summers there and most recently living in Hebron for the past 10 years.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an accountant with Houghton-Mifflin Publishing of Boston, Mass.
An active member of the Gilford community, she spent 10 years on the budget committee and as trustee of the trust funds as well as being a member of the Friends of the Gilford Public Library and the Gilford Community Church. She was a 65-year member and Past Matron of the former Harmony Chapter 60, Order of the Eastern Star, Wakefield, Mass., and was well-known in the Lakes Region among ham radio operators as N1JLP, being a member the Lakes Region Repeater Assoc., Center Harbor, Quannapowitt Radio Assoc., Wakefield, Mass., and the Central NH ARC, Meredith.
Emily is survived by her husband, Sherwood M. Kidder of Hebron; stepsons Robert J. Hanscom Jr. of Saugus, Mass., Steven N. Kidder of Plymouth, and David M. Kidder of Benson, Vt.; stepdaughter Maria Perrotti of Melrose, Mass.; step-grandchildren, Robert Hanscom III of Wakefield, Mass., Eric Hanscom of Saugus, Mass., Brennan Kidder, Ethan Kidder, and Belle Kidder of Benson, Vt.., Crystal Williams of Rumney, and Joel Kidder of Campton; and step-greatrandchildren, Nathaniel Williams and Kimberleigh Williams of Rumney.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Alton C. Fairbrother, in 1989, and her second husband, Robert J. Hanscom Sr., in 1997.
Friends are invited to attend graveside services in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, on Wednesday, April 4, at 10 a.m, with the Rev. Michael C. Graham, pastor of the Gilford Community Church, officiating. There will be an Eastern Star service preceeding the services.
The Dewhirst Funeral Home, 1061 Union Ave., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. Please visit us at www.dewhirstfuneralhome.com to send condolences or for further information.