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Maria Love Bissell

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BISSELL Maria Love Bissell formerly of Ponte Vedra Beach passed away in Charlotte, NC on Friday, May 29, 2009. Mrs. Bissell was born on January 24, 1915 in Buffalo, New York. She had been a resident of Ponte Vedra for over 55 years. Maria was an avid golfer and in her heyday she played often in the Florida State Amateur Championship and was a finalist at least once. She had a love for art all of her life that was fostered early on by her father, George Cary, a noted architect of Buffalo, New York. She had served on the Board of Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Bissell, Jr. and son, Michael Shannon Bissell. Surviving are her sons, Howard C. Bissell and wife, Sara; Tom Bissell, and Dan Bissell and wife, Jennifer; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on Wednesday, June 10 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens or to the charity of your choice. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union from June 8 to June 9, 2009
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