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November 13, 2012

Eleanor (Morse) Gale


Newton, NH — Eleanor (Morse) “Auntie” Gale, age 97, longtime resident of Newton, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, November 3, 2012 at Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont, New Hampshire.

Born in Newburyport, March 1, 1915, she was one of nine children of the late Charles A. and Florence M. (Congdon) Morse and attended schools in Newburyport.

For more than 30 years Eleanor had worked at Towle Silversmiths in Newburyport as well as at Kezer Manufacturing in Plaistow, New Hampshire.

She was a member of the Ladies Sewing Society of the First Christian Church in Newton, NH; the Fireman’s Auxiliary in Newton, NH; Bits & Pieces Quilters of Newton, The Silver Tops, and The Red Hatters. Eleanor was a masterful quilter, having created many exquisite quilts throughout her lifetime. As much as she loved doing her crafts, she loved the outdoors. Although she never had any children of of her own, she considered her many nieces and nephews like her children and never turned down an offer to spend time with them.

She was predeceased by her husband Howard L. Gale, who died February 9, 1996, along with her eight brothers and sisters, but leaves behind her numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, all of whom were very special to her.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service in remembrance of her life will be held Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10 A.M. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, followed by interment in Willow Grove Cemetery, Newton, NH. Donations in her memory may be made to the Shriners’ Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.