Hamilton — Gertrude Sprague, 95, of Danvers, and formerly of Hamilton, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Hathorne Hill Genesis Health Care in Danvers. Born in Hamilton on Nov. 28, 1918, she was the daughter of the late George H. and Ethel (Adams) Sprague. She was raised and educated in Hamilton and a graduate of Hamilton High School, Class of 1936. Gertrude went to Hawthorne Business School in Salem. She worked for over 40 years for New England Telephone until she retired in 1983. Gertrude served her country in the United States Marine Corps, in WWII as a Master Sergeant Retired. In 1960, Gertrude became a member of the Woman’s Marine Association, whose members gave her the name, Trudy. She resided in Venice, Fla. for 25 years after her retirement and returned to Hamilton several years ago. She was a lifelong member of First Congregational Church of Hamilton. Gertrude loved to travel and enjoyed arts and crafts.
She is survived by her two sisters, Edna Barney of Hamilton and Emeline Liacos of Danvers; a sister-in-law, Frankie Sprague of Florida; a special niece that cared for her these past few years Ann Barney of Hamilton; eight nieces and nephews, 13 great-nieces and nephews and seven great-great-nieces and nephews and two cousins. Gertrude was predeceased by her brother, George H. Sprague Jr. and a nephew, James M. Barney.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Hamilton, 624 Bay Road, on Tuesday, July 8, at 1:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Visiting hour will be held prior to the service at the church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 213, Hamilton MA 01936. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly. Information, directions, condolences at www. campbellfuneral.com.