Margaret Trowbridge passed away June 26, 2018, at Sullivan County Health Center following a period of failing health.
Margaret was born on her family’s farm in Easthampton, MA, on Jan. 24, 1923, to Rudolph and Ruth(Misner) Haeseler. She was the third of four children, with two brothers and a sister. She grew up in Northampton, MA, graduating from Northampton High School and Northampton Commercial College. On July 12, 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, Gordon Trowbridge, before his deployment to the Pacific in WWII, and they were happily married until his death in 2014. They settled in Northampton, where they raised their two children. Margaret was a homemaker until her children were grown, after which she worked as bookkeeper at Butler and Oilman in Hadley, MA. Following retirement, Margaret and Gordon divided their time between their home in Barefoot Bay, FL, and their cottage on Pine Island Lake in Westhampton, MA, until they moved to Claremont to be near family. Margaret was active in church, and she was accomplished in many forms of handicrafts; she enjoyed birdwatching, growing orchids and traveling with her family.
She was predeceased by her brother, Howard Haeseler, and her sister, Constance Parent.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Tatro, and her husband Robert of Claremont, and her son Gordon and his wife Rebecca of Milbridge, ME, and was the loving grandmother of four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, who were her greatest joy. She is also survived by her brother, Carl Haeseler, and his wife Martha, of Pennsylvania, and nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours, with a graveside memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Friends of Activities at Sullivan County Health Center.
The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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