Mary Hunt, long time resident of Tamworth, NH, passed away June 17, 2011 of congestive heart failure. She was a great favorite at the library and could often be found here, looking for a new book to read or knitting on the window seat. We miss her cheery face and warm smile.
To honor her memory, her children have donated a beautiful vintage rocking chair to the library.
It is a replica of chairs designed for

the Baltimore & Ohio’s “uptown” Mt Royal railroad station built in 1896 when train travel was a core element of American life. This Mt. Royal Station featured grandiose ceilings, both “general” and “ladies” waiting rooms with comfortable rocking chairs, and a restaurant. The chair is inscribed, “Given to Cook Memorial Library in loving memory of Roy and Mary Hunt.”

Photo of Roy and Mary skiing at Wildcat.

As well as enjoying outdoor activities, she was an avid reader. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Cook Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, Tamworth, NH, 03886

The library’s new chair

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  • September 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Jay, Thank you for the lovely article about mom and dad. We miss them both and are proud to have the opportunity for their memory to live on at the library that they loved so much. Our hope is that this chair will bring many, many years of use to the patrons of the library.

    Doug Hunt.

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