HENNIKER, NH: Muriel F. Blake, 97 of Henniker, passed away March 14, 2023 at Concord Hospital.
She was born on April 9, 1925, daughter of the late Winslow and Hilda Ferguson.
Muriel and her husband Lewis raised their family in Contoocook, where she worked at Merrimack County Telephone and the Classic Villager Dress Shop. Muriel was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was an active member of the Contoocook United Methodist Church for 76 years, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the CUMC Women’s Group. She loved her dogs, sailing at Lake Winnipesaukee, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family at the cottage. Muriel will be remembered for her wit, sense of humor and love of family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis Blake, grandson, Christopher Hegnauer, brother, Mike Ferguson, sisters, Mildred Rogers and Phyllis Batchalder, and grandson-in-law, Nathan Berry.
She is survived by her sister, Virginia Rogers (Exeter), children, David Blake, wife Priscilla (Hopkinton), Kathleen Hegnauer, husband David (Hopkinton), Joyce Johnson, husband Bruce (Henniker), and Jeffery Blake (Wilmot), grandchildren, Carol Gates, husband Jim (MO), Kate Eldridge, husband Micheal (VT), Evan Johnson, wife Joanne (Hopkinton), Dr. Amanda Hegnauer (Weare), Elise Korbet, husband Jonathan (Henniker), and Magdala Johnson (Hopkinton), great-grandchildren Adam, Luke, Izabel, Alexis, Gretchen, Ella-Mai, Emilie, Alanya, Julianna and several nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Memorial will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 11 am at Contoocook Cemetery. All family and friends are welcome.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service Hillsboro, NH is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Contoocook United Methodist Church or Pope Memorial SPCA; Concord NH.