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Mary Frances Maynes Maxham

Pomfert, Vt — Mary Frances Maynes Maxham, 86, died peacefully in her home on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Her husband, David Lincoln Maxham, predeceased her in January of 2001.

Mary was born June 17, 1926, on High Street in Woodstock, Vt. to Helen Marsh Maynes and James Henry Maynes Sr. The youngest of three, she was very close with brothers, Edward William Maynes, who died Aug. 22, 2006, and James Henry Maynes Jr., who died Feb. 21,1995.

Mary lived in Pomfret Center since 1990. After graduating from nurses training at Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital in Burlington, Vt., she married David, a medical student, in 1950. They moved to Detroit, Mich. in 1953 for David’s internship and residency. She raised her family in Fairfield, Conn. from 1957 to 1990. David retired as an anesthesiologist in 1987 from St. Vincent’s hospital in Bridgeport, Conn.

Mary is survived by nine children, 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren: Debbie Youngerman, of Hillsborough, N.J., her husband, Neil and their two children, Brett and Rebecca; Judith Maxham, of North Providence, R.I., her husband, Richard Tierney and their son, James; David Maxham and his wife, Kate of Fairfield, Conn. and their children, Colleen, Kevin and Molly; Kathy Catalano and her husband, Frank of Madison, Conn. and their children, John, Anthony and Geena; Jeanne Pramuka and her husband, Frank of Southbury, Conn., and her children, Michael Schwartz, his wife, Amy and their three children, Patrick Schwartz and his wife Erin, and Paul Schwartz; Chris Maxham, his wife, Mary and their children James, Victoria, and Peter of Queens, N.Y.; Patty James, her husband, Mark and her children, Jess and Morgan of Newport, Wales, UK; Susan Maxham of Milford, Conn. and her children, Jaime and Bryan Lutz; Mary Lou McGrath and her husband, Ryan of Pawling, N.Y. and their children, Maddie, Grace, David, and Henry.

Calling hours at Cabot Funeral Home will be Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral mass at Our Lady of the Snows will be Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Burns Cemetery in Pomfret at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Bayada Hospice, P.O. Box 1590, Norwich, Vt. 05055.