Charlene Mary “Mimi” (Miner) Strangman, 91,of Bradford, Mass passed away peacefully Thursday evening, November 19, 2020 at her daughter, Maureen’s residence surrounded by her loving family.
Charlene was born July 9, 1929 at her parents, the late Herbert T. and Mary B. (Payne) Miner’s home on Front Street in Bradford, MA.
She graduated Haverhill High School class of ’47 and Burdette College in 1949. She commuted to work at Frank Higgins Co. in Boston, MA until 1953. In 1970, Charlene returned to work after raising her four children. She worked as an Office Manager at Stan Fran Cable Television in Haverhill. She started her own business, Bradford Business Services and was an accountant for many independent businesses like Kitteridge Variety in Bradford until retirement.
Charlene was the Past President of the Haverhill Boys and Girls Club Auxiliary and the Past President of the Hale Hospital Executive Board of Directors. She loved watching the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, traveling to Florida especially visiting her brother, Ray and his wife, Helen Miner for many years.
Charlene was the wife of the love of her life, the late Richard “Dick” J. Strangman Sr. , who died in 2009, mother of the late Kathleen M. McAninch who died in 2017 and mother of the late son, John T. Strangman, Sr. who died in 2013and the sister of the late Herbert T. Miner, Jr. of San Antonio, TX and the late Raymond F. Miner Sr. of Destin, FL.
She was survived by her son, Richard J. Strangman Jr., his wife Gerri of Shutesbury, MA, and daughter, Maureen A. (Strangman) Bergeron Bates, and husband, Michael of Bradford, daughter-in-law, Kathleen A. Strangman of Haverhill, son-in-law Kevin McAninch of Bradford. Grandchildren; James and Shawn McAninch, Zachary, John Jr., and Nicole Strangman and her companion, Daniel Keniston, Richard “Dick” Bergeron Jr. and his wife, Katherine Muzzy, Bailey (Strangman) Miller and her husband, David, Sarah Charlene (Bergeron) Brown and her husband, Adam. Great grandchildren; Colin, Kevin, Dylan, Ryan, Lillian, Michelangelo, Luke and Stella. She was survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins plus wonderful neighbors past and present on Allen Street.
Charlene was all about family. She enjoyed making ALL the holidays special with them. She made spaghetti sauce for the grandchildren when they visited as a special treat. She was known as Mimi to many family friends. A special “thank you” to Richard M. Bergeron Sr. for caring and loving Mimi during her final years.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her calling hours on Monday, November 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday morning, November 24, at 10:00 in Scared Hearts Church, Bradford. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Amesbury. Masks and social distancing will be required at the Funeral Home, Church and cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA, 02451-8750. To share a memory or for more information please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
July 9, 1929 - November 19, 202007/09/192911/19/2020
Charlene M. Strangman
2 Trees have been planted in memory of Charlene Strangman.