Edna D. Christensen, 93, of Westborough


obit-edna-d-christensenWestborough – Edna D. Christensen, 93, of Westborough, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. She was predeceased by husbands, Charles E. Christensen and Willard Benton.

Born in Grafton, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Sarah (Wilson) Davenport. She was raised and educated in Grafton and was a graduate of Grafton High School.

For many years, she worked as a dental assistant for the dental practices of Dr. Fox and Dr. Bellerose. In later years, she worked as a clerk at Stop & Shop.

Edna was a member of the Congregational Church of Westborough for over 66 years and a member of the Rachel Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara J. Nickerson and her husband Clark of Seaford, Va. and Susan Lightbody and her husband Jon of Westborough; one step-daughter, Eleanor Carlson of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Julie Squires, Ryan Lightbody, and Amy Lightbody; three step-grandchildren, David Benton, Paul Schnare, and Donna O’Kane; and three great-grandchildren, Jack Squires, Luke Squires, and Maxx Squires. She was the step-mother of the late Carol Benton and sister of the late Albert Davenport, Althea Mead, and Mildred Salo.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours Sunday, Sept. 25, from 4-7 p.m., at the David A. Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough. A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m., in the Pine Grove Cemetery, South Street, Westborough.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Westborough Fire/Ambulance Gift Fund, 42 Milk St., Westborough, MA 01581.

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