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Althea Maynard, 97

SAVOY, Mass. —  Mrs. Althea Edna (Carpenter) Maynard, 97, of Savoy, died on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at her home.

She was born in Salmon Falls, New Hampshire, on August 31, 1921, a daughter of the late Forrest and Lillias (Brewer) Carpenter. She attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School.

Mrs. Maynard was the Postmaster for the Town of Savoy for many years until retiring.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Adams, and a longtime member of the former Savoy Baptist Church. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the National Association Postmasters of the United States. She had served as the secretary of the Berkshire Baptist Association, was a Berkshire representative for the Massachusetts Association of Older Americans, and was a member and former chairperson of the Savoy Council on Aging. In 2001 she received the Massachusetts Secretary’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. In 2013 Althea completed her memoirs into a book titled “Looking Forward as I Look Back”.

Her husband, Harold G. Maynard, whom she married on August 30, 1941, died on January 19, 1999.

She is survived by her two sons, Robert and Paul Maynard of Savoy; her two daughters, Marlene Pavia and Beverly Maynard of Savoy; five granddaughters; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her infant son, David Maynard; and by her four sisters, Vida, Esther, Ruth and Patricia.

Funeral notice: The funeral will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 1:00 P.M. in the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams. Burial will be private in Tomb Cemetery, Savoy.

A calling hour will be held on Monday from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Savoy Senior Center, 720 Main Rd., Savoy, MA 01256. To leave a message of condolence, or for directions, please go online to

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We were so sorry to hear of you're moms passing. Our thoughts and prayers are you during this difficult time.
from: Scott and Iris Kingon: 06-15-2019

Beverly I am so sorry to hear of your mom passing. She was a wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed. My heart and prayer will be with you.
from: Laura Joneson: 06-15-2019

Bev and family. So very sorry to hear of your moms passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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