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Vera Main, 92, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Fuquay-Varina, NC, where she had been residing in recent years. She was the wife of the late Thomas Main, who predeceased her in 1983.
Born in Cumbria, UK, on May 19, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Jane (Cookson) Parkes. She was raised and educated in Cumbria and came to the United States in 1955, settling in Danvers until 1973 when she returned to Cumbria. After the passing of her husband she returned to the North Shore to be with her family, settling in Beverly.
Locally, she was employed at both Shaws and Filenes.
She leaves two daughters, Diane Main-Woodward of Florida and Jane Ann Downey of North Carolina, five grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Veras name may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA 02451. Arrangements are by C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. www.LyonsFuneral.com
Published on January 6, 2018
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