, Newburyport, MA

January 9, 2013

Rhoda Hounam, 96

Upton, MA — Rhoda A. (Newson) Hounam, 96, of Upton MA passed away December 20, 2012 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late William G. Hounam, her husband of 55 years.

She was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the daughter of the late Burgess and Bertha Newson. She grew up on Prince Edward Island and came to the United States in 1958. She lived in Salisbury, MA area for 25 years before moving to Upton in 1987.

She is survived by one son, James Hounam and his wife, Linda Hounam of Upton; three grandchildren, James K. and Laurie Hounam of Newmarket, N.H., Richard W. and Mollie Hounam of Salisbury, MA and Cynthia L. Hounam and Tim McNeil of Epping, N.H.; three grandchildren, Danielle and Craig Hounam of Newmarket, N.H. and Hannah Hounam of Salisbury, MA; and several nieces and nephews and their families in the U.S. and Canada.

She and her husband spent many summers traveling to Prince Edward Island in Canada. She was an avid gardener and loved to crochet and knit.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, Upton MA. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in the spring.