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MaryAnne Theresa Conaway Obituary
MaryAnne Theresa (Denzler) Conaway MaryAnne Theresa (Denzler) Conaway, age 67, of Amherst, New Hampshire passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family members on Sunday, June 3, 2012. The daughter of Catherine and Leo Denzler, she was born October 26, 1944. MaryAnne was raised in Havertown and Drexel Hill, PA, graduated from Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill and received her teaching degree from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA. She taught grade school children at St. Anastasia School in Newtown Square, PA, Francis Scott Key School in Alexandria, VA, Hamden Hall in Hamden, CT, and Jacques School in Milford, NH as well as working at the Children's Museum and ASA. Inc. in Nashua, NH, and as proprietor of Woofers, a gourmet dog biscuit supplier. She married Jack Conaway in 1970 in Drexel Hill, PA. They lived in New Haven and Shelton, CT before moving to Amherst, NH to raise a family. MaryAnne's passion was creating and nurturing beautiful things and relationships that enriched communities. She loved gardening, quilting, photography and calligraphy. She was a former president of the Amherst Garden Club (AGC), a perennial participant in their plant sales and spent much of her time working in her own gardens, a public triangle in Amherst, or on garden tours. The AGC has renamed the town triangle "MaryAnne's Garden" in her honor. She was also a founding member and past president of the Souhegan Valley Quilt Guild. She participated in several charitable activities including FISH, Meals on Wheels, and SHARE in Milford, NH and delivered bread to the Soup Kitchen in Manchester, NH. She also helped make comfort quilts for hospital patients, military personnel and homes for displaced children. MaryAnne was deeply loved by family, friends and others in need because she always gave much more than she received from others. Survivors: Husband Jack; two sons David, his wife Meredith and grandson Ethan of Manchester, NH., and Steven, his wife Misha of State College, PA; six sisters - Catherine Canzanella of Chapel Hill, NC, Patricia Monaco of Mount Holly, NJ, Diane Richmond of Brunswick, ME, Nancy Nottage of Oakland, CA, Joyce Shay of Media, PA and Janice Morris of Morton, PA. Memorial life celebration: Starting at 11:00 AM, July 28, 2012, Unitarian Universalist Church, 20 Elm Street, Milford, NH. Memorial donations: SHARE Outreach, Inc., 1 Columbus Avenue, Milford, NH 03055, www.sharenh.org.

Published in The Daily Times on June 21, 2012
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