Windham, NH — Priscilla M. Knight, age 82, of Windham, N.H., passed away April 8, 2013, at her home, embraced by all she loved, after a period of declining health. She was born July 12, 1930, in Haverhill, Mass., to Melvin F. and Mary Louise (Bodwell) Marsh.
She graduated in 1948 from Woodbury High School in Salem, N.H. She also graduated from Kathleen Dell Secretarial School in Brookline, Mass., in 1949 and was a member of the Kappa Delta Sigma Sorority. She was employed for a short time at Knightsbridge Mills and Oxford Paper Company, both in Lawrence, Mass.
She resided in Salem, N.H., until 2006 and then moved to Windham, N.H., where she shared a home, in her beloved in-law apartment, with her son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter.
Her life revolved around her adoring family. She enjoyed nothing more than to have them all together sharing stories and laughs while enjoying the food she had lovingly prepared. Knitting was her favorite past-time as she had enjoyed it since childhood and mastered it as a young woman. Many lucky family members and friends received her treasured afghans and sweaters. She would travel a good distance to her favorite yarn shop, The Woolery in Wilton, N.H., to get the exact yarn she needed to create her works of art. She was a beautiful ballroom dancer and enjoyed line dancing, as well. Some of her favorite memories were of time spent with her dad on the family farm.
She is survived by daughters, Marsha K. Caswell and husband, Ronald, of Lyndeborough, N.H., Debra K. Chakarian and husband, William, of Derry, N.H., and Kimberly K. Pacheco and husband, Daniel, of North Salem, N.H.; daughter-in-law, Jennifer L. (Winmill) Knight of Windham, N.H.; and eight grandchildren, Rebecca Chakarian of Derry, N.H., Sarah Swan and her husband, Mick, of Manchester, N.H., Emily Lannan and her husband, TJ, of Derry, N.H., Joshua Chakarian and his wife, Ruthie, of Derry, N.H., Jonathan Chakarian of Derry, N.H., Melissa Griffin and her husband, Ryan, of Salem, N.H., Matthew Pacheco and his wife, Paige, of Salem, N.H., and her special little love, Jacqueline E. Knight of Windham, N.H. She also leaves four great-grandchildren and was looking forward to her fifth this June. In addition, she leaves her special and loving friend, Norman "Pete" Reynolds, of Salem, N.H.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank W. Knight, Jr., in 1985; her son, Mark W. Knight in 2007; and her brother, Richard V. Marsh in 1999.
The family would also like to extend a special thank you to the caring nurses and staff of Parkland Medical Center in Derry, N.H., who not only nurtured Priscilla, but her entire family as well.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday, April 12, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main St., Salem, NH. Funeral services are to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, in the Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main Street, Hampstead, NH.
Suggested donations may be made to the Mark W. Knight Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 65, Windham, NH 03087.
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