Dianne L. (Preston) Bragdon
(Preston) Bragdon, 73, of Pleasant Street, Rowley, passed away suddenly on
Sunday, June 12, 2022 following many years of declining health. She
was the wife of the late George W. Bragdon who passed in July of 2016.
Dianne was born
on July 24, 1949 in Beverly the daughter of the late Albert and Frances
was raised in Essex, graduated
Gloucester High School, and earned an Associate Degree from North Shore
Community College. She met George W. Bragdon, who became her husband
for the next 46 years. They settled in Essex, raising their two girls,
Sarah and Rachel, surrounded by family and friends. Dianne
maintained various jobs over the years, including ownership of a home
daycare. She loved people and earned the Essex Pride Award for her
involvement in the town as a Girl Scout leader. She was known for
her culinary skills, supplying baked goods to restaurants in town,
creating wedding cakes, and holding an annual cookie swap. After
suffering a stroke in her mid-forties, Dianne valiantly learned to walk
and talk once again. She retired from the Institution for Savings in
Ipswich, where she was best known for her gift of gab. She
unashamedly would share her faith in her Lord and savior and was
enthusiastically heaven bound.
She is survived by two daughters, Sarah L. (Meserve) Davis of Florida and
Rachel E. Boynton and her husband, Justin of Rowley; four grandchildren,
Anjelica LaRochelle of Florida, Elijah Boynton, Rowan Boynton, and Lucas
Boynton all of Rowley; brother, James Preston and his wife Ellena of
Kittery, Maine; a sister, Joy Ross wife of the late
of Essex and brother-in-law,
Robert Cameron, husband of the late Cynthia, formerly of Essex.
Her funeral service will be held 11 am Saturday, June 18 graveside in the
Spring Street Cemetery Essex, Family and friends are cordially welcomed.
Visiting hours will be held Friday 6 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.
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