Plaistow, NH — Maryjane (Puchtler) Herrick, 81, of Plaistow, and formerly of Haverhill, Mass., died Monday, July 29, 2013, at Holy Family Hospital.
Born in Methuen, Mass., she was the daughter of Elizabeth (Routhier) and the late Emil Puchtler. She attended Lawrence High School, Class of 1949. She was also an art student in her younger years. She worked for Western Electric for 10 years and retired from Raytheon Defense Systems as an inspector.
Mrs. Herrick was an award-winning artist in watercolors, and enjoyed trips to the National Seashore at Cape Cod, which was the subject of many of her paintings. She was a member of the Salem Art Association and the Greater Haverhill Art Association.
She is survived by her husband, Richard K. “Rick” Herrick; her son and daughter-in-law, Kim P. and Anita Fichera of Carlsbad, Calif.; daughter, Robin J. Dratner of Methuen, Mass.; her mother, Elizabeth (Routhier) Puchtler; her brothers, Dennis Puchtler of Methuen, and Danny Puchtler of Texas; her two granddaughters, Christina and Aimee; six great-grandchildren, and a great-great granddaughter.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, 116 Main Street, Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H.