|Birth: ||May 2, 1916|
|Death: ||Oct. 26, 2008|
New Hampshire, USA
Ilmi S. England, 92 years young, of Kingston NH, died October 26, 2008, at the Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont NH. She was born May 2, 1916, in the West Quincy neighborhood of Quincy MA, daughter of the late John and Edla (Saari) Seppala. Ilmi grew up in Chester MA. She graduated from Bay Path Secretarial School and worked as a secretary in the Dean's Office at Springfield College in Massachusetts. She married Robert A. England on August 31, 1941; and they lived some time in Farmington and Derry NH before moving to Canaan CT, where Bob was a science/math teacher at the regional high school and Ilmi was a legal secretary for several law firms. They moved back to New Hampshire in 1978 to reside in Kingston for the next 25+ years. Ilmi was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Kingston for many years. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and traveling with family to Cape Cod, Prince Edward Island, and then Europe and the Bahamas with her daughter Heather and friends. Mrs. England lived with her daughter and son-in-law in Exeter before moving to Eventide Home, where she enjoyed all the activities and made some wonderful friends. When Eventide closed, Ilmi moved to Colonial Poplin in Fremont where she continued enjoying activities and became very popular with residents and staff.
She was predeceased by her husband.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Heather E. and Peter Smith of Exeter NH; son Jeffrey C. England of Exeter; grandchildren Jon-Peter Smith and wife Melissa of Quincy MA, Gordon T. Smith of Portsmouth NH, Susan E.S. Lendrum and husband Peter of Exeter NH; great-grandchildren Peter Harrison Lendrum, Jonathan Folsom Lendrum, and Parker Samuel Lendrum, all of Exeter, and Zoey Beatrix Smith of Quincy.
(Brewitt Funeral Home)
John and Edla (Saari) Seppala and their oldest daughter Irja (Seppala) Pohjola were born in Finland and emigrated to the United States. before Ilmi was born. Irja, born in 1910 or 1911, died September 25, 1956, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 46. Irja married Elis Pohjola on April 28, 1928, in Essex, Ontario, Canada; Elis was also born in Finland.
Robert A England*
New Hampshire, USA
Created by: DogMama08
Record added: May 06, 2012
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