Agnes M. Stewart, 91, formerly of South Hadley, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017. Born in Holyoke, MA on November 13, 1925, she was the daughter of the late David and Mary (Ferrier) Stewart.
Educated in Holyoke schools, Nessie earned her R.N. at the Holyoke Hospital School of Nursing and received her B.S. in Nursing from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. As a registered nurse she worked in Saudi Arabia and traveled to many other countries before returning to teach nursing in Holyoke and Greenfield. She worked at the former Monson Developmental Center and for the Mass. Dept of Public Health. She inspired and mentored many individuals to pursue their chosen careers.
Nessie loved animals, especially her beloved Beagles. She will be remembered as a feisty, opinionated, loving woman whose generosity was unparalleled. She will be missed by her sister Winnie, her nieces and nephews Jane (Dwayne), Beverly (Ray), Laurie (Charles), and Lynn (Jesse); her great-nieces and nephews, David (Tina), Kristen, Andrew (Megan), Frances, Laura, Kerry, Mary, Kathleen, Harriet, and John; and great-great-nieces and nephew Allyson, Katelyn, Ben, Hailey, Megan, and Allison. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brother David, uncle John, and nephew Jim, and her close friends Alita R. Pinkham formerly of East Longmeadow and Doris Brazer, formerly of South Hadley
Family and friends are invited to gather for a graveside service Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM in Island Pond Cemetery, Center St., Ludlow, MA. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations in Nessie’s memory may be made to Central Animal Rescue and Rehab. P.O. Box 441, Monson, MA 01057.
There are no calling hours
Family and friends are invited to gather for a graveside service Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM in Island Pond Cemetery, Center St., Ludlow, MA.
Memorial donations in Nessie’s memory may be made to Central Animal Rescue and Rehab., P.O. Box 441, Monson, MA 01057.