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KELLEM, Cynthia (Swartz) Age 84, of Hull, on July 9th. Wife of Lawrence A. Kellem. Mother of David Kellem & his wife Deborah Asbrand, Steven Kellem, and Amy Slotnick & her husband Daniel. Grandmother of Sarah, Jordan, Matthew, Noah, Will and Nell. Aunt to Evie Adler and Scott Groper, Ed and Judy Adler and Jeffrey Kellem. Teacher, mentor and musical theater legend, Cynthia passed peacefully on Saturday surrounded by her family. Throughout her 25 year career at Hull High School, she was a passionate advocate for education and a life changing inspiration to many of her students. After retirement, she turned her passion to civic organizations such as Wellspring and most especially, the Hull Public Library. She was an avid lover of books and the cherished leader of her book club the Mermaids. Her personality filled a room and her exclamations of happiness in the form of "Woo Hoo" punctuated many great moments. Above it all she was a "hot ticket." All of her children's friends were members of the family and all were always made to feel special as she engaged with them throughout their lives. She took immense pride in her six grandchildren who have been enriched by her special talents and spirit. Simply said, her family and friends loved her. Services at Temple Beth Sholom, Boyer Auditorium, 600 Nantasket Avenue, Hull on Tuesday, July 12 at 11 am. Burial at Hull Village Cemetery, Hull. Following burial, memorial reception will be at Nantasket Beach Resort Hotel. Memorial observance will continue at 2 Gatehouse Lane, Hull, MA. Observance hours will be 7-9 pm Tuesday evening and 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Wednesday and Thursday. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Friends of the Hull Public Library and Temple Beth Sholom of Hull.

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Published in The Boston Globe on July 11, 2016
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