Mariellen M. Stewart, 101, of Peterborough, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Rivermead Health Center after a period of declining health.
Mrs. Stewart was born on May 5, 1915 in Newton, Iowa, a daughter of the late William and Eva (Braley) Morgan. She was a 1932 graduate of the Newton (IA) Consolidated High School and had previously lived in Middletown, NY and Columbia, Missouri before settling in Peterborough.
Mrs. Stewart had been an executive secretary at the Maytag Company in Newton, Iowa in addition to tending to her home. She had married Robert Dale Stewart on March 14, 1941 in Lincoln, Nebraska and they enjoyed 55 years of marriage together. Mr. Stewart predeceased her on September 5, 1996.
Mrs. Stewart was a member of the P.E.O. International Sisterhood, Iowa branch, as well as a scout leader and President of the Girl Scout Council. She enjoyed volunteering at her church and served on the Board of Directors at Scott-Farrar Home in Peterborough for many years. She was a past president of the Peterborough Woman’s Club and enjoyed hosting many dinner parties for the American Guernsey Cattle Club.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by her 3 daughters and their spouses, Jane and John Glazier of Chelmsford, MA; Nancy and Ed Govoni of Cape Neddick, Maine and Jill and Don Knight of Litchfield, NH, as well as by her 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Stewart’s family would like to express their deep appreciation for the great kindness and gentle care provided for her by the entire staff of Rivermead.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will take place in the family lot at Pine Hill Cemetery on Sand Hill Road in Peterborough on June 24, 2017 at 11:00am. Rev. Dr. Robert Marrone, Pastor of the Union Congregational Church of Peterborough will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial donations be made in Mrs. Stewart’s name to the Union Congregational Church of Peterborough, 33 Concord Street, Peterborough, NH 03458.
To share memories or photographs of Mrs. Stewart, or to send condolences to her family, please visit her permanent online memorial at www.cournoyerfh.com.