Mary "Judie"'s Story
Mary “Judie” Barton passed away peacefully on September 13, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Melrose, on June 30, 1938. She grew up in Melrose, but spent her summers at the family farm in South Hampton, N.H.
Judie lived for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always had a great love of her collie dogs and animals through the years. She taught girl scouts and 4-H for many years with each of her girls. She had a great love for the mountains and after retirement they would go to camp in Stark, N.H.
Judie was predeceased by her parents, Wallace and Helen (Brewer) Verge. She was also predeceased by her husband, Ray Barton, who died on November 18, 2011.
She is survived by her children, Pauli Johnson and her husband, Peter of Plaistow, N.H., Cathy Matton and her husband, Ed of Kingston, N.H., Donna Estabook and her husband, John Higgins of Raymond, N.H.; four grandchildren, Sarah Johnson, Amy Matton, David Estabrook, Rany Estabrook and five great-grandchildren, Trenton Estabrook, Ada-Mae Estabrook, Anthony Sciacca, Allie and Andrew Estabrook. She is also survived by her siblings, Susan Vet and her husband, Bob of Fremont, N.H., Robert Verge and his wife, Rita of Laconia, N.H. and Richard Verge and his wife, Jenny of South Hampton, N.H.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mary’s Life Celebration on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. Her funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rockingham VNA & Hospice, 137 Epping Road, Exeter, NH 03833 or to the Plaistow Firemen’s Association. For directions to our funeral home or to send a message of condolence to the family, please visit our website at www.brooksidechapelfh.com.
Published on  September 15, 2017