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YORK, Maine — Marietta Frances Sewall, 89, of York, Maine, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the Hyder Family Hospice Home in Dover, N.H.

Marietta was born in York, Maine, on June 10, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Ernest and Margaret (Scanlon) Sewall. Marietta attended local schools, and was a graduate of York High School.

Following high school Marietta attended the Gorham State Teachers College, where she earned her bachelor of science in education. She taught for a short period of time in Kittery, Maine, and spent most of her teaching career at the Wentworth School of Portsmouth, N.H. Marietta retired after 36 years of teaching, but devoted herself to education her entire life.

Marietta was a longtime communicant of Corpus Christi Parish of Portsmouth, where she was active in the Altar Society. She often volunteered for Meals on Wheels and at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital. She was a member of the Seacoast Retired Teachers Association, where she held several offices over the years.

When Marietta wasn't volunteering her time, she enjoyed spending time outdoors in her garden, caring for her houseplants, or traveling.

Marietta is survived by her cousins, Eleanor Piskadlo, Janice Hazelton, Dawn Reilly, Sara Lovo and Pauline Emery.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marietta will be celebrated on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church of Portsmouth. Burial and committal prayers will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Portsmouth.

In lieu of flowers, Marietta requested memorials be made to the Hyder Family Hospice House, 285 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820. Care for Marietta and her family has been entrusted to the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home of Kittery, Maine.

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Published in Fosters from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2010
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