PITTSFIELD- Florence (Greene) Freese, of Pittsfield, passed away May 7, 2023 after a long illness.
Born on December 7, 1924 in Loudon, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Gladys (Tebbetts) Greene and had four siblings. Florence was a graduate of Pittsfield High School and went on to work at Adams Shoe Factory in Pittsfield and later at Suncook Valley Railroad in Concord, where she met a dapper young state representative, George E. Freese, Jr. They married in 1948 and had 5 children. They were married 49 years until his death in November, 1997.
She worked in the family business at Globe Manufacturing Company, where she was a ski wear designer and production manager. They traveled the world together for the business. She retired in 1975 but continued to support the community in many ways.
She was a member of the Pittsfield Women of Rotary, Pittsfield Historical Society, First Congregational Church of Pittsfield, and Town Bicentennial Chairman in 1982. She was an active volunteer at the Pittsfield Clothes Closet as well as the Pittsfield Food Pantry. She was a voter checklist worker for local and federal elections for many years. Early on, she was an active participant in family activities centered around music, politics, skiing and boating. Florence and Senator George E. Freese were Pittsfield Citizens of the Year in 1997.
She leaves behind her loving family; 2 daughters, Barbara Sandler (Paul) and Patricia Durkin (Billy) and 3 sons, George E. “GEF” Freese, III (Linda), John Douglas (Katherine) and Robert (Allan). She had 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank all of her friends for their well wishes over the years and her wonderful dedicated care team.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, May 19th at 11 A.M. at Floral Park Cemetery, Pittsfield. A collation will follow at the First Congregational Church in Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the First Congregational Church, 24 Main Street, Pittsfield, NH 03263. Assisting the family with arrangements is The Roan Family Funeral Home – Still Oaks Chapel of Epsom. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.roanfamilyfuneral.com