Katharine F. Manter, 94
Hudson – Katharine F. (Dearborn) Manter, 94, died Thursday Feb. 19, 2009, at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northborough. She was the beloved wife of George D. Manter, who died in 2002.
She is survived by her sons, Alan Manter, Frank Manter and David Manter, and her grandchildren, Elizabeth, Bryan, Ian and Darren.
Born in Haverhill, the daughter of Leroy and Mary (Whipp) Dearborn, she resided in Hudson most of her life and was a 1932 graduate of New Market High School.
Mrs. Manter worked as a telephone operator for many years and was a volunteer for the Red Cross. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Republic in Concord, Eastern Star of Maynard and Oceanside Grange in New Hampshire, as well as Past Matron, Corinthian Chapter in Hudson and Grand Representative to Alberta, Canada, for the Eastern Lodge of Massachusetts. She was a former member of the Hudson Women's Club and of the PTA. She was a longtime member of the Federated Church in Hudson.
A graveside service was held Feb. 23 from the Prospect Hill Cemetery of Greenland, N.H. The Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Donations in memory of Mrs. Manter may be made to the Children's Fund, c/o First Federated Church, 200 Central St., Hudson, MA 01749.
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