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Priscilla T. Baggesen, 90.

GRAFTON/WORCESTER - Priscilla (Thompson) Baggesen, 90, passed away April 1, 2013 from lung disease. She is survived by her daughter Jennifer Levesque and her husband Louis and their son SSG Louis Levesque, Jr. (US Army), or as Priscilla called him, "Sarge". She also leaves her son Mark Andrew Baggesen of Illinois and several cousins. Her former husband A. Frederick Baggesen passed away in 2001. Priscilla was born in Worcester February 9, 1923, daughter of the late Florence (Follet) and John Thompson. She attended North High School and then Salter Secretarial School in Worcester before beginning her career at Lodding Engineering as an Executive Secretary. She also worked at Lincoln Sudbury High School, The Congregational Church of Northboro, at UMass for the Chief of Cardiology Joseph Alpert, MD and then for the Chief of Anesthesia Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD with whom she maintained a friendship during her retirement years. Priscilla and her former husband A. Frederick Baggesen lived in Akron, OH, Summit, NJ, and then in Illinois for a short time before relocating back to New England where they lived in Sudbury and then Northboro. Priscilla eventually moved back to her native Worcester before only recently relocating to Grafton to be close to her family. Priscilla gave tangible meaning to living a full and active life. She served on the Northborough Historical Society as Chairperson, was Vice President of the Algonquin Music Parents Association, was an elected member of the Bicentennial Commission in Northboro, a volunteer at the Red Cross Blood Bank and the American Cancer Society as well as the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Worcester, in addition to volunteering at UMass Memorial and also serving on many committees there. She was also a member of the First Unitarian Church in Worcester and The Lions Club in Grafton. Priscilla took particular pride in having completed the Citizen's Police Academy in Worcester in 1995 and working on the broadcast team at WCUW where she took part in hosting the Senior Speak Radio Talk Show. She also found great joy in joining the Foothills Community Theatre in Worcester. Throughout her life and the many places she called home Priscilla built many meaningful friendships. Those who knew Priscilla will also remember how active she was as she loved tennis, golf, swimming and sailing. She was also a prolific reader who especially loved a good detective novel while sharing the company of her adored Maine Coon Cat, "Cassie".

MEMORIAL SERVICE & BURIAL

All are invited to a Memorial service for Priscilla Saturday April 6th at 12 p.m at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., N. Grafton, MA 01536. She will then be laid to rest at Hope Cemetery in Worcester. Directions and an online condolence book to share memories of Priscilla are available at: www.RoneyFuneralHome.com

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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Apr 3, 2013
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