Born Sept. 14, 1912, in Arlington, Mass., the daughter of Edwin O. and Violet (nee Loomer) MacAllister, Edith Ruth MacAllister was carried away by the angels Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, from her home at Mary’s on Bay Shore, in Venice, Fla., with family, staff and hospice in attendance. She joins her late husband of 72 years, Francis H. Sampson.
Edith leaves four daughters, Elizabeth A. Mettler-Ptacek, of Venice, Fla., Brenda S. Robinson of Kennebunk, Maine, Marcia J. Karasoff of Atlantis, Fla., and Deborah A. Sampson of Hancock, N.H.; four grandchildren, Mark and Matthew Robinson, Amy Jones and Michael Karasoff; and four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth (Misner) Wright, Ethan Mix and Benjamin and Max Robinson.
Mrs. Sampson and her husband moved to Venice, Fla., in 1978 from Bedford, N.H. Her working life was very active. She was a beautician for many years and later assisted her husband in his bottled gas and appliance business in Billerica, Mass. Eventually, she opened her own women’s and children’s clothing store in Chelmsford, Mass.
She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Services: Funeral arrangements are with National Cremation and Burial Society. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Contributions: Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.