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. www.stbedes.org
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