Priscilla (Huse) Anthony of Lenox and Pittsfield, MA passed away peacefully on August, 3, 2023 after a short illness, at the age of 96 years. She was pre-deceased by her loving husband John Anthony in 2020.
Priscilla’s life began in Lowell, MA on July 26, 1927, the daughter of Earl and Bertha (Polly) Huse.
Priscilla graduated from Boston University in 1946 with a degree in Music Education and taught in the Natick school system. She met John in 1951 on a blind date and they were married on June 23, 1951.
They lived in Florida for a short time and in 1957 moved to the Berkshires. She and John were active members of South Congregational Church in Pittsfield, where they were involved in many capacities for over 60 years. For more than 30 years, Priscilla was the Editor of the South Church monthly epistle newsletter. When their sons were grown she began working at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge as a researcher and was involved in writing of the Definitive Catalog of Rockwell’s artwork. They spent many summers vacationing on Cape Cod with family and friends. In her leisure hours Priscilla en joyed playing piano, knitting, sewing and crafting. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and loved all the details to make it memorable.
Survivors are sons Mitchell Anthony (Deborah) of Greenfield, MA, Dale Anthony (Elizabeth) of Southampton, MA, grandsons Devan Anthony (Esther) and great granddaughter Evelyn of Portland OR, Sayre Anthony (Marcy) of Turners Falls, MA and granddaughter Mia Anthony of Rochester, NY. Her sister Deborah Blanchard (Jack) of Braintree, MA and sister-in-law Margarete Arndt of Chestnut Hill, MA, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her brother Robert Huse.
A private memorial celebration will be held at a future date to honor Priscilla’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to South Congregational Church of Pittsfield in care of the Dwyer-Wellington Funeral Home, 220 East St., Pittsfield, MA 01201, in her memory. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.
Published by The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 16, 2023.