Jaffrey, N.H. – Gertrude M. (Lynch) Cerniglia, 87, of Jaffrey, N.H., formerly of Hudson, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Jaffrey, N.H. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Joseph S. Cerniglia, who died in 1994.
Gertrude was born and raised in Somerville, daughter of the late John and Eleanor (Hickey) Lynch. She attended local schools and was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School in Watertown.
Gertrude worked as a telephone switchboard operator for many years for the former Metropolitan State Hospital in Waverly and later for Waltham Hospital until her retirement.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Snow of Schaghticoke, N.Y., and her sister, Patricia Driscoll of Jaffrey, N.H. She is also survived by her grandchildren, stepchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Frances Billups.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m., in Saint Michael's Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Stow. Family and friends may attend a calling hour from 8 – 8:45 a.m. prior to the Mass at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson.