Gertrude M. (McCarthy) Averbach

Born: Tue., Mar. 22, 1921
Died: Fri., Dec. 28, 2012


Funeral Mass

9:00 AM Fri., Jan. 04, 2013
Location: St. Joseph's Church


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AVERBACH, Gertrude M. (McCarthy) of Belmont, entered into rest in Avita in Needham on Friday, December 28, 2012.  She was 91 years of age.  Gertrude was born in Jamaica, New York and lived in the Belmont area for over 60 years. She graduated from Boston College Law School, passed the Bar, but never practiced in the profession. She was a former member of the Winchester Country Club, the Belmont Hill Club and she also taught english to the wives of foreigners at MIT for over 30 years. Gertrude was a daily communicant at St. Joseph Parish for many years until her health made it difficult to attend.  During World War II, she served in the WACS.  Wife of the late Benjamin L. Averbach.  Dear and devoted mother of Clare F. Pegeus and her husband, Dr. David of Villanova, PA; Anne L. Mott and her husband, Geoffrey of Lexington and Paul V. Averbach of West New York, NJ.  Sister of Joan Isaacson of NY.  Loving grandmother of Alexander and Christian Mott and Niall and Stefan Pegeus.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Gertrude’s  funeral Mass  in St. Joseph’s Church, 130 Common St., Belmont, Friday, Jan. 4 at 9 o’clock.  Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Watertown.  Arrangements by Short, Williamson & Diamond Funeral Home, BELMONT.  swdfuneralhome.com

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Marjorie Estridge
   Posted Mon December 31, 2012
I read about Gertrude's passing in this morning's Globe.
I am sorry to hear she is gone. I knew her as a golfer at Winchester Country Club. She was part of a very classy set of what we thought were " the older crowd" in the Ladies golf group...Of course, my friends and I who all knew her and thought so much of her are now ourselves 'the older crowd' ! ;)
She was very highly regarded there and is missed. My husband David (who golfed with Ben) and I send our thoughts to you at this sad time.

Mary O'Connor
   Posted Tue January 01, 2013
Dear Paul and family,

My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. During our school days at St. Joseph's, I remember what a devoted mother she was. She was always friendly and gracious; what a lovely woman to have known.

God bless,
Mary

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