Aileen Elizabeth (Dupree) Varnum, died February 24, 2016 after a short illness. She was born on September 27, 1925, the daughter of Earl and Elizabeth (Cary) Dupree.
She grew up in Dublin, NH and later lived in Peterborough and Greenfield where she was an aide in the elementary schools.
She was an exceptionally loving and generous person with a strong interest in the world and a passion for politics.
During the summer months she could frequently be found in her gardens which gave her great pleasure as a source for vegetables and beauty.
She is survived by six of her children, Luke Varnum and his wife Patricia of Greene ME, Jerome Varnum and his wife Barbara of Bennington NH, Jane Varnum of Greenfield NH, Abigail Van Alstyne of Malden Bridge NY, Sally Dyche of Greenfield NH, and Amy Gowell and her husband Keith of Lunenburg MA, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Arthur Varnum and her son Michael Varnum.
A service will be held later in the spring.
In Lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations may be made in memory of Aileen to either The NH Food Bank, 700 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, NH 03109 or Planned Parenthood, 8 Middle Street, Keene, NH 03431.