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Laura M. Proctor

August 11, 1926 ~ July 22, 2018 (age 91)

Laura Mae Bossert Proctor of West Chester

Laura Mae Bossert Proctor of Wellington Terrace formally of Hershey Mill in West Chester died on the 22nd of July 2018 at her residence.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1926 she was the daughter of the late Samuel Bossert and the late Laura Woodring Bossert.

She was married to Joseph H. Proctor for 70 years.

Laura met her husband at a Drexel/Penn mixer in 1946 and began their life-long partnership in 1948.

A proud graduate of Girls’ High in Philadelphia, she later completed a nursing program at the University of Pennsylvania.

She worked as a nurse for Dr. Michael Margolies in Coatesville, then at Paoli Hospital and finally as a nurse at Sugartown Elementary school. After five children in five years she retired from nursing and the work world until 1984 when she and Joe formed Technical Associates. A 20-year successful run ensued until her final retirement.

Laura was an active cub scout den mother and volunteered as her childrens’ home room mother. She painted for most of her adult life -watercolors were her preferred medium.

She was unbeatable at word games. She had a great enthusiasm for life - traveling, entertaining and creating and was a true friend to all.   

She is survived by three sons; David (Mary T. Holleran) of Downingtown, Steven (Margo Bare) of Kailu, HI, Mark (Cindy) of Marietta, GA, and one daughter Deborah Popielarczyk (John) of Dallas, TX.; son-in - law Allan Walker of McDonough, GA; sister-in-law Betty Tomlinson of Woodbury, NJ, grandchildren Katy, Megan, Elizabeth and Laura and great grandchildren, Alex, Ben, Isla and Charlotte.

She was predeceased by her daughter Lisa Walker.

Laura was immensely proud of her family and loved being a grandmother.

Relatives and friends are in invited to her visitation on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9:30 -10:00 a.m. at St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 689 Sugartown Road, Malvern, PA 19355; followed by her celebration of life at 10:00 a.m.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church at the above church, or the Bates History Center Endowment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, https://

Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. of West Chester, PA 610-696-1181;

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