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Priscilla Howe Elliot Farquharson

Priscilla Howe Elliot Farquharson
  • March 23, 1925 - June 14, 2017
  • Framingham, Massachusetts

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Priscilla Howe Elliot Farquharson passed away on June 14, 2017 surrounded by her family.
Priscilla was born in Taunton, MA on March 23, 1925 to Ralph and Doris Elliot. She graduated from Wareham High School and then Massachusetts State College, now the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Home Economics. While living in Amherst, she met John H. Farquharson, who predeceased her. They were married on June 15, 1947. During her early years of marriage, Priscilla worked at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. When her children arrived, Priscilla devoted her life to her home and family. Priscilla and John were founding members of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in East Longmeadow, MA where they resided for many years. After John retired, they moved to the Boston area to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Priscilla loved to cook, garden, write and engage in many forms of handwork. For years, she was an active member of The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross.
Priscilla is survived by her son, Andrew and his wife Marjorie of Needham and three grandsons: James and his wife Abby, Scott and his wife Heather and great-granddaughter Aubrey and great-grandson Austin, and John; daughter Nanci and her husband Jeffrey Lawrence of Framingham and granddaughters Christine and Elizabeth George; and son William of Sudbury and granddaughters Kathryn, Emma, and Madeline; her sister and brother-in-law, Winnifred and Robert Hebb and many nieces and nephews. Priscilla is predeceased by her husband John and her brother William Elliot.
A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church at 1132 Highland Ave. in Needham on Thursday, June 22th at 10am. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to http://www.adelynrood.org Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center, 46 Elm Street, Byfield, MA 01922-2812.