Elva Proctor

Elva (Sawyer) Proctor died Sept. 23, after a brief illness. She was 97.  Born in Boston she lived in Dorchester until the age of 4 when her family moved to Milton.

Elva was a graduate of Milton High School Class of 1933 and Mass General Nursing School , Class of 1937.  Her nursing career led her to become Director of Nursing Services at the Boston Home, in Dorchester.

She was a 60 year member of the First Congregational Church of Milton and a member of its Diaconate. She was a member of the Canton, Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth and Milton Art Associations. She worked in water colors. She served a board member of the Milton Council on aging and was an member of the VNA Advisory Committee.

Elva was the beloved wife  of the late Gordon W. Proctor.  Devoted mother of Richard W. Proctor and his wife Donna of Weymouth  and Jane O. Proctor of Medford.  Sister of Phyllis M. Sawyer of Milton and the late G. Graham Sawyer. A Celebration of her Life will be held in the First Congregational Church, 495 Canton Ave., Milton, Sat. June 28  at 2 o’clock.  Interment Private.  If desired contributions in her memory may be sent to the First Congregational Church.  Arrangements by the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home of Milton.