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Mary V. Ross

Mary V. Ross, 83, of Woodland Street, Merrimac, died early Wednesday, October 28, 2020 in the Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport following her lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Philip W. Ross who passed in April of 2013.

Born in Ipswich on June 18, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Doris M. Gilmore. Raised in Ipswich she attended Ipswich public schools and Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute.  As a young woman she worked several years in Ipswich as a telephone switchboard operator. Mary raised her family in Ipswich and relocated to Byfield in 1976 to 2013. During these years she was active in the appraising, buying and selling of antiques.

Mary loved the time spent with her grandchildren, her granddog Sandy the Labrador and her many hours of reading. She was a member of the Byfield Grange.

Mary is survived by a daughter, Lucinda J. Ross of Merrimac; four sons, Barry W. Ross and his wife Samantha of Monson, Paul B. Ross and his wife Bonita, David J. Ross and his wife Janine all of Ipswich and Daniel A Ross of Merrimac; nine grandchildren, Jordan, Justin and Ethan Ross all of Monson, Matthew and  Michaela Ross both of Ipswich, Courtney Ross of Topsfield, Aaron Ross of Ipswich and Jessica and  Jacob Ross both of Portland, ME. She was the sister of the late Renata L. Gilmore of Ipswich.

Her funeral service will be held graveside, 11 am Tuesday, November 3 in the New Highland Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. In accordance with current COVID 19 regulations, masks are required and social distancing will be observed. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.


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