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Edith Henry

July 14, 2001

Edith Henry, 95, formerly of Appleton Avenue, died Saturday at Springside of Pittsfield.

Born in Raynham Center on Aug. 26, 1905, daughter of Frank D. and Olive Ely Allen Washburn, she was a graduate of Boston Latin High School and a 1926 graduate of Radcliffe College. She moved to Pittsfield in 1936.

Mrs. Henry was employed as an art teacher at the former South Junior High School, now Herberg Middle School, and taught special education at the former Mercer and Tucker schools.

She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

Her husband, Stuart C. Henry, whom she married Feb. 29, 1932, in Cambridge, died in 1991. He was director of the Berkshire Museum for 40 years.

She leaves a son, Charles Stuart Henry of Storrs, Conn.; two daughters, Elizabeth Henry Chaussat of Bordeaux, France, and Sarah Washburn Henry of Williamstown; a sister, Rosemary Washburn Sloane of Newburyport; four grandchildren, and three adopted grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday at 2 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, East Street, with the Rev. David DeSmith officiating. Cremation will follow. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Berkshire Museum, in care of WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 220 East St., Pittsfield, MA 01201, which is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Henry was predeceased by a brother, Frank DeWitt Washburn.

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