NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - Elsie J. (Gellatly) Baxendale, 85, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester. Her husband, Rex Baxendale, died in 1989.
She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Dawson, and her husband, Michael, of Whitinsville, and two grandchildren, John and Ashley Dawson. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Gellatly.
Mrs. Baxendale was born in Whitinsville, March 16, 1927, the daughter of Robert and Elsie (Stevenson) Gellatly, and lived here until moving to Upton six years ago. She graduated from Northbridge High School in 1946.
She was an inspector at Jamesbury Corporation for many years prior to retiring in 1992. Previously, she worked at the Former Whitin Machine Works.
Mrs Baxendale was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church in Whitinsville, and was devoted to her family.
He funeral service will be held at 11a.m. Monday, Nov. 26 in the Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill Street, Whitinsville, preceded by a calling hour from 10 to 11 a.m.. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA, 01701.