Antoinette M. Sprague
MILFORD, NH – Antoinette “Toni” Marie (Luongo) Sprague, 93, lifelong resident of Milford, died on July 31, 2014 at Crestwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Milford.
She was born in Milford on February 12, 1921, a daughter of Francesco and Maria (Pagliocca) Luongo. She graduated from Milford High School and attended Nashua Business College. During her high school years, she was a member of the basketball team and was a champion speller. In addition, she enjoyed wintering in Sebring, FL for many years.
Toni and her late husband owned and operated Sprague Oil Company and Sprague Plumbing & Heating Company, Milford.
She was an avid bowler and golfer. She was a founding member of the Amherst Country Club and a member of NH Women’s Golf League.
She was also a life member of the Harley-Sanford Post #4368 VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Toni was a devout catholic and active parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church, Milford, a member of the church choir and had served as past president of Catholic Women’s Club.
She was predeceased by her husband, Roland F. Sprague, who died in 1998; and her son, Frederick R. Sprague, who died in 2006.
Family members include her son, Dr. Barry G. Sprague of Milford; her daughter, Bette Anne Brandon of Hudson, MA; a sister, Septima L. Gaidmore of Milford; three grandchildren, Ian Brandon and his wife, Malinda of Nashua, NH, Leah Letellier and her husband, Sean of Mason, NH, and Adam Sprague of Northwood, NH; a great-grandson, Trevor Roland Brandon of Lexington, MA; her former daughter-in-law, Pamela Sprague; many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were on Tuesday, August 5th, from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 am in St. Patrick’s Church, 34 Amherst Street, Milford. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Share Outreach, Inc., 1 Columbus Avenue, Milford, NH 03055. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.