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Bernice "Bernie" Houghton

April 30, 1925 November 4, 2010
Bernice "Bernie" Houghton
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Bernice "Bernie" (Kallman) Houghton, 85, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully at home on November 4, 2010. Born in Worcester, daughter of the late William and Alice (Booth) Kallman, she was a 1944 graduate of South High School.  On March 20, 1946, she married Richard Houghton and together they moved to Ludlow in 1953 where they raised their family.  Here, she worked for many years as a noon mother at the former Primary and Cole building, was a faithful member of the former St. Anderew's Episcapalian Church and was very active in the town elections belonging to the Republican Town Committee. Bernice also was an Eastern Star and member of Daughters of the Nile, a mother advisor for the former Ludlow Assembly of Rainbow Girls #55, and a member of the Mother's Club.  She loved to knit, crochet, and sing, belonging to various choirs; and had a "green thumb" with a passion and natural talent for all things green and growing. Bernie was the beloved wife of the late Richard L. Houghton, who predeceased her in 2006; a loving mother to R. Lester Houghton Jr. of Jacksonville, NC, Russell A. Houghton and his wife Wendy of E. Granby, CT, and Elizabeth A. Cameron and her husband Edward A. of Middleton, Ma; a devoted and loving grandmother to Richard L Houghton III, Nathaniel E. Cameron, Alexander W. Cameron and Gregory R. Houghton, all of whom she passed on her ability and love of cooking and music; a dear sister to Mary Alice Cooper, of Worcester, and the late Russell Kallman and Gladys O'Keefe; and also leaves many loving extended family members and dear close friends at Keystone Commons.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 10:00am at the Massachusetts Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Agawam. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bernie’s memory to Shriners Hospital for Children 516 Carew St. Springfield, Ma. 01104 or the Million Dollar Fund of Melha Temple, Daughters of the Nile Ahlem Temple #86 Convolesant Endowment Fund 133 Longhill St. Springfield, Ma. 01108

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