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Mary K. (Kimball) Bosworth

April 9, 1922 ~ October 4, 2019 (age 97)

Obituary

Mary Kimball Bosworth (Kim), 97 of Halifax MA. Kim passed away after a period of declining health on Friday, October 4, 2019. Born April 9th, 1922 in Waltham, MA to George Woodbury Kimball and Frances Havens Kimball, Mary Blanche grew up in Waltham, MA. While attending School Mary became “Kim”, due to a confusing number of girls named Mary in her class. She learned piano under the instruction of her Aunt, Blanche Havens, and performed at Symphony Hall in Boston. Kim lived with her Sister Esther (Kimball) Goodwin (deceased) in order to graduate from Dorchester High School after her family moved to Chester, NH. She then attended Boston University for one year. She worked for a lab associated with the Stockbridge Agricultural School in Amherst which was doing pioneering work with blood typing. While transporting samples to the lab she met her future Husband Henry “Hank” Martin Bosworth who was enrolled in the school.  He became her spouse of 65 years and predeceased her in 2010. After marrying in 1944, Kim moved to Whittier CA to be closer to Hank while he served in the Navy during WWII. After the war they moved to Plympton, MA for a year and then to Halifax where Kim lived for the remainder of her life. She worked in the Cranberry Kitchen at Ocean Spray in Hanson where she tested recipes to broaden the market for cranberry products. While working at Ocean Spray she became close friends with Barbara Sayce who introduced her to Saquish, her favorite place to vacation.  After raising three sons Kim earned a Bachelor of Education and Library Science Degrees from Bridgewater State University. Upon graduating she taught 4th grade at the Bryantville Elementary School in Pembroke until her retirement.  Many of her former students have said she was their favorite teacher.  After retirement Kim summered at her cottage at Saquish and escaped the cold New England winters in Florida with her devoted husband.

 

 

  • Past Member Halifax Planning Board
  • Past member Halifax Board of Appeals
  • Past member, Republican Town Committee
  • Longtime member, Halifax Congregational Church
  • Member, Halifax Farmer’s Club
  • Member, Halifax Historical Society
  • Member, The Nature Conservancy
  • She loved travelling and spending winters in Florida with her husband after retirement, and visiting with friends new and old and family. She loved music, art, flowers, learning and the seashore.

 

Mary is survived by son Henry Jr. and his wife Jo-Anne of Halifax, son David and his wife Deborah of Plymouth and their children Zachary and Nicolette, and son Richard and his wife Laurie of Halifax and their children Richard Jr., Jessica and Ashley and many nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Esther (Kimball) Goodwin of Chester, NH and brother Richard Havens Kimball of Canton, NY.

 

A memorial service officiated by Reverend William Wildman will be held Saturday, October 19th at 11:00a.m. at the Halifax Congregational Church, 503 Plymouth St., Halifax.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Gurnet-Saquish Corporation or Saquish Fire Station #2 c/o Henry Bosworth 59 Indian Path Rd. Halifax, MA. 02338

 

 

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
October 19, 2019

11:00 AM
Halifax Congregational Church
503 Plymouth Street
Halifax, MA 02338

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