Mary Ann Seavey
1929 - 2016
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Mary Ann Melzer Seavery died February 16, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Born March 29, 1929, in Methuen, Massachusetts, Mary Ann was the only child of the late Henry and Mildred Melzer of Belmont, MA. A 1946 graduate of Belmont High School, Mary Ann attended the Mary Burnham preparatory school and then embarked on a career in nursing. She was always so proud to claim as her alma mater, the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing. After graduation, Mary Ann and dear friend, Carolyn Kilmer Trotter, moved to Atlanta. While working in the Emory Hospital emergency room Mary Ann met her future husband, the late Paul W. Seavey, M.D. The Seaveys and their three daughters settled in Durham, NC, for ten years before returning to Atlanta in 1967. Mary Ann was active in the Emory Hospital Auxiliary and served as president. She was a longtime member of the Emory University Woman's Club and Druid Hills Golf Club. She was an avid reader, bridge player and enjoyed the craft of needlepoint. Summer vacations in Maine were a family tradition for many years and Amelia Island became a second home later in life. Paul and Mary Ann celebrated 52 years of marriage before his death in 2004.

Mary Ann is survived by her three daughters and their families: Cheryl & Fred Murphy, Carol & Randan Ashmore, and Susan & Steve Forte.

Her grandchildren, Susie (David) Reynolds and David Murphy, Stephanie (John) Streer, Joe Yeatts, Patricia Yeatts (Andy Butcher) and their father, Steve Yeatts, Christina (Shea) Meddin, Michael Forte (Frances Parker).

Her great-grandchildren, Caleb and Nolan Streer and Jack Reynolds.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2601 Henderson Mill Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30345.

Her ashes will be interred along with her late husband's in the Memorial Garden at Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Rd, Amelia Island, FL, 32034.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bede's Episcopal Church or the Amelia Plantation Chapel.

The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the skilled and loving caregivers at Park Springs Cobblestone and to Crossroads Hospice. A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, Decatur, GA

3/29/1929 - 2/16/2016

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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Feb. 17, 2016.
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February 20, 2016
Cheryl, Carol, and Susan, I can remeber our years at Lakeside, going to the lake, your mom was alway so very nice and welcoming to me. And you could always see Mom and your Mom and Dad in the stands during basketball games!!!
So sorry for your loss, Mom sends her love to you all!
Lynn Andrews Schlumpf and Nina Andrews
February 19, 2016
Offering my deep sympathy to the family. May the God of All Comfort be with you-2 Thessalonians 2:16-17.
February 18, 2016
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
February 18, 2016
I loved being with Mrs. Seavey when Susan and I were young. I've told Susan how grateful I was to have her mom take me to Athens to the University of Georgia for my very first move-in. I can't recall how it happened that she was the one, but I do remember that she was sweet to do it! And she raised a beautiful family, three women who have gone on to raise beautiful families as well. Now, that's a legacy. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord.
Mary Eilleen (Bulkeley) Lyon Cleary
February 18, 2016
Carol, sorry to read of your mom's passing in the paper this morning. She was a sweet mom and raised three beautiful daughters. My mom also passed from Alzheimer's on Jan. 10. We were both blessed to be raised in good families with loving parents. God bless you and your sisters
Anne Castles Shea
February 18, 2016
I fondly remember Mary Ann ... she was such an awesome life partner of Dr. Seavey's. A life well lived and shared.
Carole Johnson
Carole Johnson
February 17, 2016
She will be truly missed. We all look forward to the time when sickness and death will be a thing of the past.
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