On November 9, 1988, my great-grandmother, Maude M. (Monroe) McRae, passed away.
Born in 1902, Maude was originally from Nova Scotia and arrived here with her family in the early part of the 20th century. She made her home in Brockton, Mass and was a lifelong resident of the city. She married Frederick J. McRae, a man ten years her senior, in the early 1920's and gave birth to their only child together, Clayton Frederick McRae, on June 9, 1921.
At some point after that, Maude went insane. In one instance, Maude was found selling pencils on the side of a street. Maude ended up being committed and remained so for the rest of her life. By the time Maude died in 1988, both Clayton and Fred were dead (Clayton in 1982; Fred in 1951).
Following her death, a funeral service was held at South Easton Cemetery on November 22.
As well as being survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews, Maude was also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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