Mary F. Calef, 85

Mary F. Calef, 85

MERRIMACK, N.H. — Mary F. Calef, 85, of Merrimack, N.H., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, N.H., after a period of declining health.

She was born in Lynn on Aug. 5, 1934 to the late Anthony T. Martin of Middleton and Florence (DesRosiers) Phinney of Merrimack, N.H., and formerly of Lynn. She was raised and educated in Middleton and Lynn, and attended Lynn Classical High School.

She worked for many years doing quality control and assembly for Sanders before her retirement.

Mary enjoyed reading, watching mountain climbers at Franconia Notch, N.H., listening to big band music, spending time with her family and she loved decorating her 11-room doll house.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Marlene and Robert Kelly, also of Lynn. Mary is loved and survived by her children, Karen (Nestor) Laber and her husband Raymond of Merrimack and Frank Eaton of Merrimack; her granddaughter, Kerri Laber of Merrimack; her brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Nancy Phinney of Manchester; longtime companion, Daniel Reich of Nashua; two Godchildren, SueAnn Crowley of Lynn and RitaAnn Benson of Kentucky; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service information: Calling hours will be held at the RIVET Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, N.H., on Friday, Aug. 9 from 3-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, N.H., on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Last Rest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mary’s memory can be made the Alzheimer’s Association, 166 South River Road #210, Bedford, NH 03110 or online at

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