Mary E. Higley
TEMPLE - Mary E. Higley, 81, died Oct. 12, 2016, at Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough. Born in Brattleboro, Vt., March 14, 1935, to Paul R. and Frances M. (Cummings) Guthrie, Mary attended St. Michael's School, Brattleboro, from first through 12th grade. Upon graduation, Mary worked for Metropolitan Life and Woolworth. After marriage to Forrest N. Higley in 1955, Mary and Forrest lived in Ohio, New York and then settled in New Hampshire. They lived in Milford for 28 years, during which time Mary worked at The Monarch Diner and then the Milford Cooperative Bank (now TD Bank), starting as a teller and working her way up to becoming the Branch Manager for the Amherst location on Route 101A. Family members include her two daughters, Ellen Salisbury of Gray, Maine, and Sharon Higley of Temple; two sons, Gregory Higley of Temple and Patrick Higley of Goffstown; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; two brothers, Eugene Guthrie of Brattleboro, Vt., and Kenneth Guthrie of Hampton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Forrest N. Higley; her grandson, Alexandre Salisbury; and her brothers, James Guthrie and Richard Guthrie. . SERVICES: Calling hours are on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford, N.H. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford, N.H. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Michael's School, 48 Walnut St., Brattleboro, VT, 05301, in care of the Principal; or to the Share Outreach, Inc., One Columbus Avenue, Milford, NH 03055. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.
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