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Mrs. Olga Wekwert Munroe, 95, of Manchester, N.H., formerly of Haverhill and Groveland Massachusetts, died peacefully August 31st in Manchester after a period of failing health.
Olga was born in Haverhill on March 12, 1922, daughter of the late Carl and Mary Wekwert. Olga was a graduate of Haverhill High School, Class of 1939, where she met the love of her life, Howard W. Munroe Jr. She was also a graduate of the McIntosh School of Business.
Olga and Howard were married on March 20, 1943 in Vernon, Texas where Howard was stationed before leaving for England where he was a B17 gunner and flight engineer.
After the war Howard and Olga settled in Groveland where they bought a “fixer-upper” on Gardner Street that they lovingly restored and where they raised their children Carl and Jane.
Olga was a longtime member of the Groveland Congregational Church. She was a member of the Groveland Garden Club and served as their secretary for many years.
A loving and devoted wife and mother, Olga had many interests in life including folk art painting, stenciling, knitting, and sewing.
Olga and Howard enjoyed their time with family at their cottage on Little Ossipee Lake in Waterboro, Maine. After Howard retired, they also enjoyed local and international travel.
Olga was preceded in death by her husband, Howard W. Munroe and their son, Carl H. Munroe.
She is survived by her sister, Anne Wekwert; daughter, Jane Munroe Lahaye and her husband, William Lahaye of Candia N.H.; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Munroe of Gilsum N.H., grandchildren, Craig P. Munroe of Surry, N.H., Christopher S. Munroe of Gilsum, N.H., Caryn Benevento-Munroe of Jericho, Vt., and seven great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m., at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  September 7, 2017
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