Obituary of Celia Ann Drumm
South Hadley--Celia Ann (Marshall) Drumm, “Cil” or “C-Ann”, died unexpectedly a week after surgery on November 17, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA at the age of 79.
Celia was born in Giles County, VA on January 7, 1942. She graduated from Giles County High School in 1960 and worked at the Celanase factory. She left her hometown at 19 for adventures in Washington DC where she met William H. Drumm of Lunenburg, MA - they married in 1969. She went on to create a life in many states as the mother and wife in an AirForce family. She made connections in Hawaii, California, Florida, Texas, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and South Carolina. Eventually, she settled in Seekonk, MA, Riverside RI, and landed in South Hadley MA. She found bookkeeping work and made friends everywhere she went, including her beloved work family at Process Automation. She enjoyed volunteering at the senior center and loved life’s simple pleasures like the beach, country music, animals, dancing, parties, birds, but especially - laughing with her family and friends.
Celia is survived by her two daughters, Pamela Manchester of Riverside RI, and Jennifer Drumm of Williamsburg MA, her four grandchildren Mason and Carly Manchester of Riverside RI, and Caleb and Nolan Schmitt of Williamsburg MA, and one great-grandchild, Arden Rose Manchester. She is preceded in death by her parents Pearl Martin Marshall and Hyman Marshall both of Pearisburg VA as well as her three siblings, Norman Marshall, Victor “Blair" Marshall, both of Pearisburg VA, and Eloise Mozena of Powhatan Point, OH.
Visitation will be Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Beers & Story South Hadley Funeral Home, 646 Newton St., from 1:00pm-3:00pm with a funeral home service beginning at 3:00pm. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Celia’s life, a light reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Celia’s name may be made to the MSPCA, https://www.mspca.org/donate-now/ or your preferred animal care charity.
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