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Samuels, Gertrude F.

Gertrude F. Samuels, a resident of Westwood for over 75 years, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Clark house in Westwood. She was 103 years old. Mrs. Samuels was born in Charlestown in 1907 and was the daughter of the late William H. & Annie M. (Mont) Osgood. She graduated from Everett High School. She worked as Treasurer and became Vice President of the Boston Pattern Works of Norwood. When she retired Gertrude had been with the company for over 20 years. Mrs. Samuels is one of the original residents of Fox Hill Village in Westwood. She was predeceased by her husband the late Frank M. Samuels, and her 5 sisters and her brother. She was the Aunt of Geraldine “Geri” and her husband Bill Ewald of Tewksbury and Geraldine and her husband John D’Ambrosio of Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire. She is also survived by her dear friends Marianne and Alan Eilertson of Norwood and Virginia and Donald Eilertson of Norfolk. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Dearest friend of the late Chester O. Eilertson. Services are private. Donations in Gertrude’s memory may be made to the Clark House Activity Fund, 30 Longwood Drive, Westwood, MA. 02090.

Guestbook Entries

  1. William A. Ewald
    April 23rd, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    A Great Aunt that was so much more. We are all better people because of you. You will be greatly missed but we are happy you are in peace.
    The Ewald’s (North Carolina)

  2. geri & Bill
    April 23rd, 2011 | 7:13 pm

    You have become a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother to our family and we are sad that your participation in our family has come to an end. Known as “Aunt Gert” to all our friends and extended family your presence will be missed by many. You will always be in our hearts and we will think of you often. We all have a little something from your life to hold on to and many memories to cherish. God Bless!! All our love to you as Always
    Bill & geri

  3. Bill Delaney
    April 25th, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    It was always a pleasure to see Gertrude during tax season. If we discussed interest rates, I had fallen into her trap because she followed things financial very closely and knew more about treasury rates than I. Quite a remarkable woman.

    Her tax accountant and friend.

    Bill Delaney

  4. Nancy D'Ambrosio
    April 25th, 2011 | 8:10 pm

    I referred to Aunt Gert as my Aunt, however, she was actually my Great Aunt. She will be missed greatly. I will always remember visiting her house at Christmas time and sharing in the creation of the craft of the year. I will think of you especially at Christmas time when we decorate the tree with many of the crafts we made at your house.

    Although your passing is sad and you will be missed, we are comforted by the thought of the many friends and great family around you.

    God Bless

  5. Louis & Lucille Carnivale
    April 26th, 2011 | 10:04 am

    Our condolences go out to “Aunt” Gert’s extended family. She was truly a special person that touched the hearts of many people. Geri, you and your family were wonderful to her and we appreciate your bringing her into our lives.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Louie & Lucille

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