The longtime Elkridge resident was 87.
She attended a business school, family members said, where she studied to be a secretary. She later worked for 15 years in the mail order department of the old Montgomery Ward store on Monroe Street until retiring in the early 1980s.
The former Essex resident who later moved to Elkridge enjoyed working in her vegetable garden. She also liked collecting photographs.
An excellent cook, Mrs. Squires enjoyed entertaining family and friends.
"She was also proud of her Italian heritage and was always the life of the party," said a daughter, Linda M. Acker of Burtonsville.
Her husband of 30 years, James Squires, a truck driver, died in 2004.
Services are private.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard A. Nagel Jr. of Pasadena and Thomas E. Nagel of Arbutus; another daughter, Libera R. Nagel of Elkridge; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.