Freda H. Stoddard

PELHAM — A graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at 11 a.m., in the Warwick Center Cemetery, Warwick, for Freda H. (Rhoades) Stoddard, 97, of Harkness Road and formerly of Athol and Warwick, who died Sept. 23.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

PELHAM — Freda H. (Rhoades) Stoddard, 97, of Harkness Road and formerly of Athol and Warwick, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at the Buckley Healthcare Center in Greenfield. Freda had also lived in Northfield with her daughter Brenda Scott and her husband Jerry, before going into Buckley and had been awarded the Boston Post cane in 2016.

Born in Newfane, Vt., on June 1, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth (Farnum) Rhoades.

In 1937, Freda married Albert H. Stoddard Jr. and they had enjoyed 78 years of marriage until his death on Dec. 10, 2015.

While living in Warwick, Freda was president of the Unitarian Church Alliance.

An avid gardener, Freda loved being outdoors tending her numerous flower gardens. She also enjoyed animals, doing crafts, crocheting and making afghans.

Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Hubbard and her husband Walter of Royalston, Kathryn Thurber of Oregon, and Brenda Scott and her husband Jerry of Northfield; grandchildren, Laurie, Wayne, Keith, Scott, Carrie, Heather, Jeffrey, Shelby, Melissa, Todd, and Matthew; 25 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

There are no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held at the Warwick Center Cemetery, Orange Road (Route 78), Warwick on Oct. 20, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Mathew Scott officiating.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

You may offer your sympathy and order flowers online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.

PELHAM — Freda H. (Rhodes) Stoddard, 97, of Harkness Road and formerly of Warwick and Athol, died Saturday night, Sept. 23, 2017, at the Buckley Healthcare Center in Greenfield.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

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