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Catherine Ross Merwin

January 15, 1917 — September 7, 2014

Catherine R. Merwin, affectionately known as “Tink”, died peacefully at Rivermead in Peterborough, NH on September 7, 2014.

Mrs. Merwin was born on January 15, 1917 in Hanover, NH, daughter of the late Wallace and Helen (Hartshorne) Ross. She attended Newton High school as well as Cushing Academy where she was also a trustee for over 20 years. After high school, attended Mount Holyoke earning her bachelor’s degree in education. Catherine graduated in the class of “39 forever” and was very involved as an Alumna of Mount Holyoke. She had previously lived in Mont Claire, NJ and in Jaffrey, NH before moving to Peterborough.

In addition to her parents, Catherine is predeceased by her daughter Judith Poor and sister Ruth Ross Reebie.

She is survived by her husband Gaius W. Merwin Jr., her daughters Sally Poor Owen of Breckenridge CO., Joan Poor Clarke of Aurora CO., a son Thomas M. Poor of Norwell MA., 14 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At Tink’s request, there will be no calling hours.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the United Church of Jaffrey, 54 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH. A reception will follow at the Mildred Cutter Memorial Hall. Burial will be private in her family lot at New Cemetery in Ashburnham, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making memorial contributions in Catherine’s name to the United Church of Jaffrey, 54 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

United Church of Jaffrey

54 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452

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