Agnes Gertrude Walker, 96, of Great Barrington died Thursday March 12, 2020, at Fairview Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 21, 1923, in Housatonic, daughter of Dewey and Frances Murphy Hayden. She attended local schools and was a 1941 graduate of the former Searles High School. She married her husband, Robert W. Walker, Dec. 6, 1942; he predeceased her Jan. 4, 1999. Agnes worked at the former Jenifer House as a seamstress. She was a 4-H Club leader and sewed many years for her church bazaar. She taught many women to sew through the adult education program at Monument Mountain Regional High School. Agnes made quilts; each of her children, grandchildren and some of her great-grandchildren cherish an example of her work. She was a communicant of Corpus Christi Church, St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish and a former communicant of St. Peter’s Church. She was a member of the Thursday Morning Club, and was the club’s liaison with Operation Smile, for which she worked tirelessly. She enjoyed going to the Great Barrington Senior Center.
Agnes leaves four daughters: Margaret Lavalette of Alford, Melissa Howe (Donald), of Great Barrington, Laurie Mead (Bob) of Lee, and Julia Walker of Pittsfield; grandchildren Joel Howe, Aimee Danley, Charlie O. Walker, William Lavalette, Marc Lavalette, Jesse Mead, James Mead, Rebecca Brazee, Jennifer Henry and Robert Mead Jr.; and 20 great-grandchildren: Sydney, Audrey, Caroline, August, Walker, Quinn, Miranda, Shelby, Sam, Codey, Jared, Hunter, Joshua, Leah, Emma, Alexander, Rachel, Daniel, Cynthia and Bradley. Besides her husband, Agnes was predeceased by four brothers: John, Marshall, George and C.M. Hayden; one sister: Theresa; and one grandson: Joshua Mead.
It is with deepest regret that the funeral services for Agnes G. Walker will be private out of concern for the health and safety of her friends and family due to the threat of coronavirus. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Agnes’ memory may be made to the Thursday Morning Club in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.