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Hildegard M. "Grusdat" Ailarow

Hildegard M. "Grusdat" Ailarow
  • October 21, 1923 - January 28, 2017
  • Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
    262 Danny Thomas Way
    Memphis, TN 38105

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Hildegard M. (Grusdat) Ailarow, 93, of Marlborough, MA, formerly of Falmouth, died Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Born in Wernesgrun, Germany, the youngest of nine children, she was the daughter of the late Wilhelm and Elisabeth (Grusdat) Ailarow.
Mrs. Ailarow and her late husband, Alexander Ailarow, who died February 14, 1997,emigrated to the United States arriving in New York on February 14, 1952.
A housekeeper for the Curtis family in Marlborough, she later worked at the Diamond and Frye Shoe Companies.
In 1972 Mrs. Ailarow retired and moved to Falmouth, where she spent her time maintaining her beautiful gardens, of which she was most proud. She also enjoyed music and as a member of the Senior Center, she visited local nursing facilities singing for the residents. She passed on many stories of her life in Germany and the difficulties of settling in a new country. She returned to Marlborough in 2015.
She is survived by her daughter, Maretina E. Colombo and her husband Robert of Marlborough,with whom she made her home and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on SAturday February 11, 2017 from 10-11 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11:00 am at Evergreen Cemetery Wilson St., Marlborough, MA.
Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis , TN , 38105