Salem, N.H. — Mary (Athayde) Agnew, 73, of Salem, N.H., died Saturday, May 11 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. Mary was born and educated in Methuen, the daughter of the late (Elzira) and Manuel Athayde. She graduated from Tenney High School and the Lawrence General Hospital School of Nursing. She worked for Dr. Land for many years. Mary enjoyed dancing, going out to eat and she was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. She is survived by her husband, Robert Agnew of Salem; her stepsons, Donald Agnew and his wife, Brenda of Haverhill, Mass., and Jeffrey Agnew and his wife, Marie of Bedford, N.H.; her stepdaughter, Lori and her husband, John Gattie of Plaistow, N.H.; her brothers, Edward Athayde and his wife, Hazel of Yarmouthport, Mass., and William Athayde of Assonet, Mass., two nieces and a nephew.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours are on Friday, May 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem, N.H., 03079. The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn., 5 Bedford Farms Dr., Suite 201, Bedford, N.H., 03110. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.