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Gwendolyn H. (Riley) Corey

May 10, 1928 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 93)


Gwendolyn (Gwen) H. Corey, 93, also well known by many as “Ma, Littleton, passed away on October 13, 2021, at the Lafayette Health Care Center in Franconia after a brief illness. She was born on May 10, 1928, to Albert and Hannah (Libby) Riley. She was a lifelong resident of Littleton, living most of her life on Drew Street. In 1943 she married Erwin F. Corey and together they raise 10 children up at the top of the hill on Drew Street. After raising her own kids, she took in Foster children and did babysitting for many others for many years, which she truly enjoyed doing.  She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her two sons, Butch and Mike, and her brothers Richard, Robert, Danny, and Marty. 

She is survived by her daughters; Carol Bushway of Bethlehem and Florida; Sharon Bennett (Randy) of Littleton, Brenda Sargent of Waterford Vt., Peggy Plante (Albert) of Bethlehem, Becky Bigelow (David) of Danville Vt. , Joann Forde of Pembroke; Tim Corey ( Bobbie) of Whitefield NH; Justine Mackay (David) of Florida and  Yvonne Fournier of Littleton; (who she also called as one of her daughters); her daughter-in-law Sharon of Tilton NH, and her sister-in-law Natalie (Lonnie Crow) of Lebanon. She is also survived by her 28 Grandchildren, 42 Great Grandchildren, and 20 Great Great Grandchildren. 

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 21, from 5 PM to7 PM at Ross’s Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Friday, October 22,  at 1 PM, at the Glenwood Cemetery with Patricia Whipple officiating.  Donations may be made to the Littleton Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton, NH, which she truly enjoyed going to. 

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October 21, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ross Funeral Home Littleton Chapel
282 West Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561

Graveside Service
October 22, 2021

1:00 PM
Glenwood Cemetery
301 West Main St
Littleton, NH 03561

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