Annetta J. (Bouchard) “Netta” Aldrich, 96, formerly of 75 Park St., and a resident of the Poet’s Seat Health Care Center, 359 High Street, Greenfield, passed peacefully early Friday morning, November 5, 2021 following a period of declining health.
A native of Montague, she was born in September 14, 1925 to Alice (Hobson) and Zefferin Bouchard and was educated in Montague Public Schools. “Netta” was employed as a teller, for the Greenfield Savings Bank in the Turners Falls branch for many years.
She was married to Edmund F. Aldrich for 51 years, prior to his passing in April of 1997. They were blessed with three sons, William, John and Robert. Sadly, “Netta” was predeceased by John in 2018, and William in August of this year, as well as by her sisters Alyce Nadeau and Agnes Lenois.
“Netta” was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace Church, in Turners Falls, MA, where she was a member of the Women’s Group. An avid knitter, she was known for her beautiful hand knitted Irish sweaters, often displaying her handiwork at the Franklin County Agricultural Fair each year. She enjoyed traveling, playing cribbage and spirited games of pitch.
She leaves to remember her with love and affection, her son Robert E. Aldrich, of Rapid City, SD., Additionally, she leaves 9 grandchildren including Erica Aldrich Smith and her husband Joe (who were her devoted companions and care givers) as well as Robert Aldrich, Nick Aldrich, Lucas Aldrich, Seth Aldrich, Jennifer (Aldrich) Warnement, Corey Aldrich, Richie Evans, and Josh Slysz and 12 great grandchildren who adore her.
Her family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Poets Seat Health Care Center, for the great care and affection that they showed over the last several years, as well as in the final few days of her life.
In keeping with “Netta’s” request for simplicity, visiting hours are omitted. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be observed in her memory on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Our Lady of Peace Church, 90 Seventh Street, Turners Falls, MA at 9:30AM with Rev. Fr. Stanley J. Aksamit, Pastor, as the celebrant. Rites of committal and burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Turners Falls, MA. Expressions of affection are encouraged in lieu of flowers to Our Lady of Peace, Social Justice Commission, c/o Meals Program, 90 Seventh St., Turners Falls, MA. 01376