Mary Ellen Ankuda, 1934 – 2017

CHARLESTOWN, N.H.- Mary Ellen Ankuda, 82, passed away on Monday evening, July 17, 2017 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born November 19, 1934 in Weathersfield, Vermont the daughter of James F. and Doris A. (Parker) Mahoney. She attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School class of 1952. She later earned an Associates Degree from CCV.

She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper at the National Survey in Chester, Vt., Springfield Hospital and the Law office of Fred Glover in Ludlow, Vt. as well as several other small businesses in the area. She also taught typing and short hand at the Community College of Vermont.

She enjoyed playing cribbage, crossword puzzles and introducing herself to new people. In her earlier years she played on the Fellows Gear Shaper Softball team with her sister and her father was the coach.

She is survived by four sons – Patrick M. Ankuda and his wife Deborah of Springfield, Paul J. Ankuda of Boston, Mass.; Mark E. Ankuda of Springfield, and James A. Ankuda and his wife Gemma of Maple Shade, N.J. One sister Kathryn “Kay” Predom and her husband Frank of Ludlow, Vt. Ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and close friends Yvonne Nadeau and Herb and Deb Monroe.

She was predeceased by her parents James and Doris Mahoney.

Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 26, 2017 at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday July 27, 2017 at St. Catherine’s Church in Charlestown, N.H. Reverend John Loughnane will officiate.

Burial will be in the Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville, Vermont at a later date.

Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt. is assisting the family with arrangements.

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