Anthea C. Brigham
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Gloucester - Anthea C. Brigham, 88, died peacefully in the company of her husband, Chester, and her niece from Jersey, England, Mrs. Zephyrine Bennett on Tuesday, October 2, 2019. Anthea was a child in England when she heard the guns at Dunkirk, before she was evacuated to a farm in the north.
After education in England and Switzerland she worked for the British Foreign Service in Brussels, Berlin, Beirut and Bangkok, getting in much skiing along the way. After marriage to Chet and years in Connecticut where she played violin in a community orchestra they moved to Gloucester where she became active with tennis at the Annisquam Yacht Club; also the Good Neighbors organization where she served a term as president, the Annisquam Sewing Circle, and years of volunteering at the Cape Ann Museum and at the Visitors' Center at Stagefort Park. She played viola with the Cape Ann Symphony and violin with the North Shore Philharmonic. She also wrote and illustrated two children's books.
In addition to her husband and Mrs. Bennett and her family, she is survived by another niece in England, Mrs. Lenore Maynard, Kent and her family.
Services will be held privately. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester. Donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02135. Information, directions, condolences at
Published on October 4, 2019


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Wendy Morgan
Oct 14, 2019
Anthea and I played tennis in
Rowayton and she was here to greet me when I moved here a few years after she did.
A wonderful and generous friend, she will be well remembered by all who knew her.
My sympathy to her family.
Kay Carpenter
Oct 04, 2019
So sorry. I had the pleasure of enjoying her company and drawings while at the Rose Baker Senior Center art program. She will be missed.