Bride S. Shaughnessy Van Anglen

October 4, 1923November 17, 2012

Bride S. Van Anglen (89) of Bedford, died November 17th, 2012 of Alzheimer’s disease at the Arbors of Bedford. She was born October 4th, 1923 in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, one of nine children of Patrick J. and Katherine (Love) Shaughnessy. She later moved to Philadelphia, where she attended Holy Cross Grammar School and Little Flower Girls Catholic High School. In 1947, she became a United States citizen. She attended Germantown, PA Hospital School of Nursing and after raising her children, graduated from UNH and worked as a Registered Nurse for many years for the Manchester Department of Public Health. She also served on the Board of Trinity High School in Manchester.

She is survived by four sons Kevin, Sean, William and James, three grandchildren Sean Patrick, Shelagh and Eric, two brothers William and Michael, two sisters Katherine and Patricia, two daughters-in-law Kathleen and Patricia, two sisters-in-law Anna and Mary, and two brothers-in-law Gerry and Charles. Her husband, Walter T. Van Anglen, predeceased her as did her grandson, Dylan. A loving wife, sister, and mother, she regularly attended the meetings of the Manchester Catholic Nurses and was a faithful communicant of Saint Elizabeth Seton Church, Bedford.

Calling hours were held on Friday November 23 from 4 to 7PM at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester and also on Saturday November 24 from 9 to 10AM at St. Elizabeth Seton Church 190 Meetinghouse Rd. in Bedford followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM. Interment was in the Bedford Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bride’s name to N.H. Catholic Charities 215 Myrtle St. Manchester, NH 03104 or to the Skip Curtis Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease, Boston University School of Medicine, Office of Development, 72 E. Concord St. L-219, Boston, MA 02118.


  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, November 24, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bride S. Shaughnessy Van Anglen

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Paul and Nancy Damour

November 24, 2012

It is so sad when we loose a dear friend. We have enjoyed many wonderful times with Bridie and Van and will always treasure their memory. Bridie was a kind, considerate, and loving friend who was always there when help with the kids or a fourth in bridge was needed. She is fondly remembered and surely missed. God bless you Bridie.

November 23, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. My deepest condolences.

Nancy OConnell

Kathy Upham

November 22, 2012

Sean: our best to you and your brothers at this time. we remember your Mom with fondness. Jim and Kathy Upham

November 22, 2012

Deepest sympathy, Kevin and family, and the assurance of our prayer in this time of loss. Your wonderful mother is fondly remembered. Sister Rose Clarisse Gadoury, SSA, and Sisters of St. Anne.

Jeff Hebert

November 22, 2012

To the family of Bride. The loss of your mother is immeasurable, there are no words. Take comfort in those who knew and loved your mom have some idea of how great your loss truly is. I had such great respect for her as our nurse when she worked in Manchester at Parkside Middle School some years ago. She spoke often of her children with such high regard. I recall her love of collecting circus clowns. A great lady! May she rest in peace.
-Jeffrey Hebert

David B. Snow, M.D.

November 21, 2012

To the family of our beloved patient and long-time friend, Bridie, and our dearly remembered Walter as well, let me say how clearly we remember her and will always cherish this memory. Dr. Dave Snow and Edna

The Staff of McHugh Funeral Home

November 21, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

November 20, 2012

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Michael McIntire

November 20, 2012

I loved you like a second Mom. Your loss will be felt forever. Love Mac

November 19, 2012

Mom, We love you and you will be missed.
Love, Bill, Kathy & Sean