Enjoyed nature, cats, gardening and sewing

Published February 14, 2019

HUDSON, N.H. — Edith Nancy (Heselton) Almeida, 80, of Hudson, N.H., formerly of Haverhill and North Reading passed away peacefully at the Greenbrier Nursing Home in Nashua, N.H. on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from a lengthy battle from Alzheimer’s dementia disease.

Edith Nancy was the widow of the late Ronald Francis Gill of North Reading and the wife of Robert A. Almeida of Hudson, N.H.

Edith was predeceased by her parents, Edith Viola Heselton Gallant and Frederick W. Heselton of North Reading, and her brother, Frederick Heselton of Amesbury.

She is survived by her brothers, Albert Heselton and his wife Kay of Brooksville Fla., and Harold Heselton and his wife Barbara of Peabody; her sisters, Rita Melanson of Weeki Wachee, Fla., and Brenda Fast and her husband Jack of Brooksville, Fla., and her children, Nancy Bean and her husband Robert of Epping, N.H., Rhonda Pineiro of Derry, N.H., Patrick Gill and his wife Patti of Haverhill, Michael Gill of Haverhill, James Gill of Seabrook, N.H., and Scott and Amanda Gill of Haverhill; as well as three stepchildren, Robin Gospodarek and her husband Mike of Nashua, N.H., David Almeida and his wife Cheryl of Bethlehem, N.H., and Tony Almeida and his wife Sharon of Fitchburg; 20 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Edith Nancy graduated from Reading High School in 1956. She also graduated from Northern Essex Community College in May 1998 with a BA in History and Sociology and also graduated several years later from Merrimack College with a master’s in Business.

Edith Nancy retired from the Internal Revenue Service as a supervisor. She loved family, God, nature, cats, gardening, backyard bird watching, sewing and researching family genealogy.

Edith Nancy also held the position, for a time, as the President of The Women’s Baptist Ministry in the Merrimack Valley.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, February 15 at 11 a.m. at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association for research to help find a cure. For online condolences, please visit www.croswellfuneralhome.com.