F. Marjory Seeley, 94, a resident of Kingston for 20 years, passed into eternal life on Saturday, November 22, 2008, at Manor Care, Kingston. She was born September 27, 1914, in Jhansi, UP, India, while her father was serving in the British Army. She was a daughter of the late William Ernest and Frances Mary (Carter) Senior. The family lived in England for a short time before coming to America in 1927, settling first in Walden, N.Y.
After attending schools on three continents, Marjory graduated from Beacon High School in 1935, an accomplishment that she attributed to sheer persistence. She later married Walter Seeley in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Beacon, N.Y. Walter died in 1984.
She was the director of the Newburgh Day Nursery for more than 20 years, retiring in 1979.
She previously was the manager of the Fanny Farmer Candy Store in Middletown, NY.
She lived independently until the age of 92 at Kingston Manor Senior Apartments, Kingston.
She belonged to the tenants’ social club, serving as secretary for many years.
She was also a member of the Kingston Senior Center Community Chorus.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Ernie Senior, and his son, Bill.
Surviving are a son, William Seeley, and his wife, Roberta, Dallas, Ore.; a daughter, Marian, and her husband, Frank Day Sr., Pocono Pines; three grandchildren, Jeffery Seeley, Salem, Ore.; Frank Day and his sister, Karen, Allentown; Sheila Ferris; several nieces; nephews and cousins.
A cradle Episcopalian, Marjory’s deep faith and participation in her church brought her comfort throughout her life.
A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, December 13, 2008, at 12:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Butler St., Kingston, with a reception to follow in the parish hall. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, N.Y.
In keeping with Marjory’s lifelong love of reading and the importance of maintaining public libraries as a valuable community resource, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Clymer Library, HC 89 Box 39B, Pocono Pines, PA 18350.
Arrangements are by Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home, Inc., 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
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