Barbara Pringle, 86CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Barbara Pringle, 86, of 56 Fairview Heights died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at her home.
Born in North Adams on Feb. 24, 1928, a daughter of Leo and Helen Mach Peters, she graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1946.
Mrs. Pringle was employed for many years as a telephone operator first for New England Telephone and later for AT&T, retiring in 1979.
An avid reader, she also enjoyed knitting and spending time with her family.
Her husband, William Hamilton Pringle, whom she married March 10, 1951, died April 10, 2007.
She leaves a daughter, Cynthia Rennell and her husband, Howard, of Pownal Vt.; a son, William T. Pringle of Clarksburg, with whom she made her home; her grandson, Aaron Rennell, of North Adams, and her friend and caregiver Amy Bush.
Her sisters Elizabeth Beauchamp, Dorothy Swanson and Virginia Barry are deceased.
FUNERAL NOTICE — Funeral services for Mrs. Pringle will take place Saturday, March 22, at 11 from the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Saturday morning from 9 to 11 at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested for St. Jude Children's Hospital or to the North Adams Ambulance Service through the funeral home.