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Edna E. Roensch

September 19, 1920 — February 6, 2015

Edna E. Roensch

Mrs. Edna E. (Theis) Roensch passed away Friday, February 6, 2015, at Apple Valley Center of Ayer, MA.

Edna was born September 19, 1920, in Secaucus, NJ, a daughter of Edward and Ilse (Nissen) Theis. She was married to the late Joseph A. Roensch in 1942.

In 1983 she retired from Prentice Hall in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, where she was responsible for Foreign Author Rights in the Royalty Department. Edna and her husband then moved from their home in NJ to Pepperell, MA, to be near their children & grandchildren. After her retirement, she volunteered many hours for Lifeline at Nashoba Valley Hospital in Ayer, MA, enjoyed traveling to New England mountains and beaches, Pepperell Senior Center activities, and line dancing.

She was an active member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Secaucus, NJ, and later Lawrence Memorial United Methodist Church in Pepperell, MA.

Edna is survived by her sons & daughters in law, Joseph E. and Karen (Lundstedt) Roensch of Groton, MA, Robert A. and Claudia (Sharpe) Roensch of Easton, PA. Grandchildren Eric Roensch of Beverly, MA, Robert Roensch of Oklahoma City, OK, Kurt Roensch of Norfolk, MA, Daniel Roensch of Reistertown, MD, and Kristen Roensch of Easton, PA, and eight great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Eleanor Buesing of Morristown, NJ.

  • Calling Hours

    February 12, 2015
    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Hamilton-McGaffigan Funeral Home

    37 Main Street
    Pepperell, MA
    (978) 433-2100
  • Funeral Service

    February 13, 2015
    11:00 AM

    Trinity Lutheran Church

    170 Old Westford Road
    Chelmsford, MA
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