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Mary Bernice (Aucoin) Glenfield, most celebrated by her family and friends as “Bunny”, passed away at her home in Clayton, CA with her daughters by her side. She was 88 years old. Bunny was originally from Waltham, Ma, but lived for many years in Scotch Plains, NJ, Beverly, MA and Hampton, NH. She moved to California in 2015 to live with her youngest daughter, Joan and Joan’s spouse, Babe Franey.
She is survived by her five daughters and their spouses; Debbie and Gary Fring of Sequim, WA, Susan and Frank Eged Glenfield of San Jose, CA, Joyce and Peter Wendling of S.Hamilton, MA, Barbara and Marie Connor Glenfield of Silver Spring, MD and Joan and Babe Franey-Beltran of Clayton, CA. She is also survived by her sister, Beatrice Toohey of Exeter, NH, 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, friends and extended family. She will be greatly missed. Mary was called "Bunny" by her late husband, George and her lifelong friends; a group which called themselves the "Smoothies".
Bunny was born in Waltham, MA in 1929 to Mary Anne(Boudreau) and Patrick Aucoin. She married George Glenfield in 1948 and they celebrated 55 years of marriage before his death in 2004. She is also predeceased by both her parents, two of her brothers; Gerard and Albert Aucoin and one sister, Claire Cyphers.
After graduating High School in Waltham, Bunny worked as a bookkeeper for the Coyle Insurance Company until marrying in 1948. While living in NJ she became the president of the Newcomers Association in her area. She later worked at Danvers Hospital for a time before deciding to get her real estate license. For many years she worked as a successful Real Estate Broker in the Barbara Goldberg practice in Beverly, MA. Bunny loved to read, talk politics, knit, watch the Patriots, Celtics and Warriors and often said if she had to do it all over again, she would have formally entered politics. After retiring at the age of 62, Bunny enjoyed her children, grandchildren and traveling.
A Funeral Mass will be held in the late Spring at the St. Rose of Lima Church in Topsfield, MA, Saturday May 5, 2018 at 9:30am with a luncheon to follow at a private home at 8 Point Rd Gloucester MA at noon. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Beverly, MA. In lieu of flowers, any contributions or donations you'd like to make can be sent to Kaiser Permanente Hospice Program, 200 Muir Road, Martinez Ca 94553.
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