Isabel Thayer Ware, 95, of Hollis, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at her daughter’s home in Wellesley Hills, Mass. Mrs. Ware had been a resident of Hollis for almost 30 years. She grew up in Newton, Mass., had resided for many years in Needham, Mass., and for a brief time in Darien, Conn., before retiring to Hollis. She was the 10th direct descendant of Pilgrim John Alden. She was the widow of Eliot Brewer Ware, whom she married in Boston, Mass., in 1937. Mrs. Ware worked at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. headquarters in Boston. Mrs. Ware enjoyed canoeing on the Charles River while living in Newton as a child. In the summer of 1918 she joined a Snipping Club in West Falmouth, Mass., to cut old sheets into bandages during the U.S. involvement in World War I. She had been active in the Republican Town Committee and enjoyed playing bridge in Hollis and surrounding towns. Also, she enjoyed many summers boating along the New England coast with her husband. Mrs. Ware was a lifetime member of the Mayflower Society and of the Alden Kindred of America. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Robert C. Morrow of Wellesley Hills; a granddaughter and her husband, Suzanne Choate and Steven Leary of Beverly, Mass.; a grandson, Robert Choate Morrow Jr. of Wellesley Hills; and two great-grandchildren, Amber Alden Leary and Carter Choate Leary, both of Beverly. Watermans Funeral Home in Boston, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Telegraph, The (Nashua, NH) – Thursday, November 16, 2000