Feb 102014

Florence Jarvis

Florence Jarvis

Florence Durant Jarvis, 97 of Ayer, died on February 9, 2014 at Apple Valley Center in Ayer. She was born in Groton on May 3, 1916, daughter of the late Harold and Flora Trumbel Durant. She was the wife of the late Russell Jarvis, who died in 1987. She grew up in West Groton and made her home in Ayer for most of her life. She was baby sitter for many years and always enjoyed seeing many of the children later in life. Florence enjoyed walking, taking drives, going out to eat, especially for fried clams at the beach, lottery scratch tickets and spending time with her family.

She is survived by two daughters: Pamela Regan of Ayer and Beverly Cigna of Ohio and three sisters: Dorothy Shepard of Ayer, Helen Tedesco of Groton, and Margery Albert of Saugus. She also is survived by eight grandchildren: Shawn Regan, Shannon Brown, Kelly Bartholomew, Daniel Jarvis, Michael Jarvis, Donna Hampson, Kathy Depp and Pam Winn; and more than two dozen great grandchildren. Her son, Leon “Butch” Jarvis, predeceased her.

Visiting hours will be at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton on Wednesday February 12, 2014, from 4-7 p.m. A graveside service will be held Thursday, February 20, at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery in Ayer.