Nancy M. Gooch, 81
Hopkinton – Nancy M. (Brigham) Gooch, 81, formerly of Marlborough, died peacefully at her home Sunday, July 13, 2008. She was the wife of the late Thomas Gooch, a World War II veteran and longtime employee of the Dennison Manufacturing Co.
She leaves her sister, Natalie Reynolds; her stepson, Robert Gooch, and his sons, Thomas and Christopher; her nieces and nephews, Diane Buschle, Kenneth Reynolds, Karen Reynolds-Walker, Janet Lanier and Donald Reynolds; and 10 grandnieces and grandnephews.
Born in Marlborough, the daughter of Lester and Marguerite (Chisholm) Brigham, she was a 1944 graduate of Marlborough High School, remaining very active with the alumni and serving as both secretary and treasurer. She was also a graduate of Burdette Business School.
Mrs. Gooch was a legal secretary for many years, working at Boston University Law School, Natick Army Laboratories and the Temple Law Firm in Marlborough.
She was a member of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational for over 60 years, a longtime active member of the Massachusetts chapter of the Legal Secretaries Association, and traveled extensively throughout the United States.
Funeral services were held July 17 from the John P. Rowe Funeral Home of Marlborough, with burial at Maplewood Cemetery in Marlborough. Memorial donations may be made to the Marlborough High School Class of 1944 Scholarship Fund, c/o Marlborough High School, Bolton St., Marlborough, MA 01752.
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