M. Worthing, 81, of Falmouth, Maine, died Saturday April 18,
2009 in the Hawthorne House Nursing Home in Freeport following
her extended illness.
in Holyoke March 4, 1928, she was the daughter of the late
Edward L. and Myrtle (Harding) Worthing, She was educated in
South Hadley public schools and was a 1945 graduate of Holyoke
High School. She received her BA in history from UMass Amherst
and worked briefly as a secretary in Holyoke before moving to
Chicago, IL to work for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and
the Illinois Institute of Technology. She later went to
Washington DC as a state department employee, where she worked
on the Foreign Relations of the United States series. Retiring
in 1978, she relocated to Maine six years later.
was the sister of Stedman Worthing of Manchester, CA, the aunt
of Margaret Walker of Seagoville, TX and Judith Ruiz of Fair
Oaks, CA, and is survived by longtime friend, Phyllis Downing of
Falmouth, formerly of Ipswich.
Private funeral services are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.