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Maxine L. Seeley, 85

WOLFEBORO — Maxine L. (Hanes) Seeley, 85, formerly of Center Tuftonboro, passed away on Nov. 21, 2014, at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1929, in Providence, R.I., the daughter of the late Carl and Fern (Silbaugh) Hanes.

Maxine attended Providence Bible Institute from 1950 to 1954. She grew up in western New York, and later moved to Erie, Pa. Maxine met her late husband, Milton H. Seeley, at the Providence Bible Institute. The two were married in July 1954 in Buffalo, N.Y.

She worked at various jobs, including Shawmut Bank in Boston, and the Lynn Daily Item.

In her later years she worked as a caregiver for families in Greater Wolfeboro area, and at the First Christian Church. Maxine had a passion to worship God and to do God's good will. In her earlier years, she also enjoyed singing in the choir.

Maxine enjoyed walking and viewing the nature that surrounded her. She was an avid reader and loved to sing. She liked to go apple and berry picking. Maxine loved family gatherings. She loved all animals, but most of all was her dog.

Camping was a activity that she shared with her husband and children. They would camp in the Lakes Region and other New England and New York destinations. She and her husband had a great trip to Germany and while there they visited other European countries. This trip was a highlight of their life.

In 1994 Maxine and her husband retired to Tuftonboro. In the past couple years Maxine has resided at the Wolfeboro Bay Care Center.

Maxine is survived by her loving family, her son, Mark Seeley (wife Karen) of Rockland, Mass., Marilyn Farley (husband Alan) of Wolfeboro, and Martha Gagnon (husband Peter) of Lynn, Mass.; six grandchildren, Apryle, Ben, Isaac, Rebecca, Deryk, and Kyle; and three great-grandchildren; her brothers, James Hanes (wife Shirley) of Glen Burnie, Md., and Carl (Don) Hanes (wife Linda) of Erie, Pa.; and a sister Shirley Lundstrom of Cuyhoga, Ohio.

She was predeceased by a son, Marlon Seeley who died Nov. 17, 2001.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Nov. 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church on 83 North Main St., Wolfeboro, followed by interment at the Townhouse Cemetery, Tuftonboro.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund or Meals on Wheels, PO Box 453, Wolfeboro NH, 03894.

If you wish to express condolences or leave a fond memory please go to www.lordfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 09:39

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Margaret I. Tyson, 75

MEREDITH — Margaret Irene Tyson, 75, of Meredith, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, surrounded by her family.

Born Dec. 4, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Velma Chase, of Meredith.

Margaret served in the Army.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Tyson, of Virginia; siblings, Harold "Bouff" Chase, Florence "Flip" Weeks, Betty Dame, and Lorraine "Rainey" Mauro.

Margaret is survived by her four children, Charles Cram and wife Wanda Cram, Raymond Cram and wife Lori Cram, Laurie Fox and husband David Fox, Lee Cram and wife Sue Cram, her "adopted" son, Troy L. Barr and wife Candy L. Barr; her brother, Ronald Chase, of Meredith; and her sister, Teresa Gallagher, of Florida; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Smith (Martin) and husband Lee Smith, Bryan Cram and wife Paula Cram, Jamie L. Smith and husband James Smith, Theodore Krampitz, Aurora Davis, Matthew Cram, Al Davis; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will not be held. A graveside ceremony will be held at the Meredith Village Cemetery on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor emeritus of the Plymouth United Methodist Church, will officiate. A celebration of life is planned following the graveside service. Please check www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com for updates on location.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation in Margaret's name to the Moultonborough Lions Club.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family. For Margaret's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 09:36

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Caitlyn R. Morris, 34

PORTSMOUTH — Caitlyn Raheegie Morris , 34, of Portsmouth, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 20, surrounded by her loving family.

Caitlyn as born in Meredith on Oct. 14, 1980, to Kim and Holly Cedarstrom.

Caitlyn graduated from Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, and went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Caitlyn was married to Eric Morris on Aug. 2, 2014.

Anyone who had the pleasure of getting to know Cait understands that the world will never be as bright as when Cait was in it. She was beautiful, strong and full of life. She feared no challenge and took nothing for granted. She showed us all how to live life to the fullest and how to be brave when things got hard. She saw and accomplished more in 34 years than many of us will with twice as many years. There is nothing that can replace the energy she shared with the world.

Caitlyn is survived by her sister, Maggie; her parents, Kim and Holly; and her husband, Eric.

Caitlyn's wonderful spirit, joy and talents will be celebrated on Sunday, Nov. 30, at Brazo Restaurant in Portsmouth, from 4 to 7 p.m. Anyone who knew and loved Cait is welcomed to come and remember her light.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 09:23

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Mary H. Mullen, 69

GILFORD — Mary Halpin Mullen, 69, of Gilford, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at a hospital in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Mary was born on Aug. 2, 1945, the daughter of Dr. Thomas F. and Arline Halpin of Reading, Mass. She went to St. Agnes Catholic School in Reading, and in 1963 she graduated from Our Lady of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield, Mass. She went to Boston College and graduated with a bachelor's in education in 1967.

She married, became a mother, and settled in Burlington, Mass., and after a divorce she worked as a substitute teacher in Billerica, Mass. In 1975 she married William E. Mullen and raised her two sons with him.

In the early 1980s, with the technology industry booming in the Route 128 corridor, Mary studied Basic, Fortran, Pascal, and other computer languages at the University of Lowell (now the University of Massachusetts-Lowell). After earning her Master's degree in computer science she went to work for a time at the Mitre Corporation in Bedford, Mass.

In 1997, Mary and her husband Bill, who was retiring from work in Massachusetts, moved to Gilford, where they had owned a second home and had made many great memories during the 1980s. In retirement, they joined the Laconia Country Club, became season pass holders at Gunstock, Loon, and Waterville Valley and enjoyed great friendships around these sports. Together they shared a love for travel, made several trips to central and eastern Europe, and regularly went on ski trips to Colorado.

Several years ago, Mary became a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Laconia. She and her husband were members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and gave financial guidance to families in need. For several years Mary worked in the St. Vincent de Paul office on Union Avenue in Laconia, helping people on the phone.

With her husband, she helped to set up the John F. Mullen Memorial Scholarship in memory of her son who died in drowning accident in 2005. Since 2006 the scholarship has provided thousands of dollars in college aid to local students.

She was a kind and compassionate friend, an excellent listener, an incisive thinker and problem solver. She loved her walks on Scenic Drive in Gilford, and she liked to walk a loop by the base of Gunstock Mountain. She loved swimming and swam laps in a local pool three or four days a week.

In July 2013, Mary was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood cancer. At 68 she was beyond the normal age for bone marrow transplants, but her exceptional fitness won her a vote of confidence from her transplant doctor. She was in Florida in early November when she picked up an infection and went into septic shock. She was surrounded by loved ones when she died.

Friends and family, who watched her make a brave choice for a transplant a year earlier, are likely to remember her strength, her positive attitude, her diligence and self-care, her will to live, and her concern for those she might leave behind. They will remember a beautiful person who truly honored life.

Mary is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 39 years, William E. Mullen, of Gilford; her son, Kurt and daughter-in-law Amy, of Newburyport, Mass.; her sister Arline F. Gove of Falmouth-Foreside, Maine; her brother, Dr. Thomas F. Halpin of West Boylston, Mass.; and her sister Martha Cunningham of Bridgewater.

She was predeceased by her oldest son, John.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, PO Box 6123, Laconia, NH 03247.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 09:17

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