Cynthia N. Seavey

AUBURN — Cynthia N. Seavey of Denmark, died on May 12, 2011 at Hospice House in Auburn.

She was born on May 10, 1932, the daughter of H. Edward Nye and Mabel E. (Roberts) Nye. She earned a BA degree with a major in Classics from the Boston University College of Liberal Arts, and later obtained a degree in landscape design from Radcliffe College.

Cynthia was very active in her community. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, Sweet Adeline’s, and Concord Chorus of Concord, Mass. She was president of Minute Man Home Care in Mass. for four years, and a member and past president of the Council on Aging in Carlisle, Mass.

Cynthia enjoyed designing landscapes for private homes, garden design and implementation, quilting, reading and writing poetry, and was an active member of Unitarian Universalist churches, most recently the First Universalist Church of Norway, and enjoyed choral singing in church choirs and community choruses.

Cynthia was an editor for Merriam Webster and the UUA. She later had a landscape design business called Hortus II which she shared with landscape designer Peg Megowen. She designed many landscapes for private homes in Carlisle, Mass., also for public buildings. She designed and implemented a garden for the front of the Norway UU church and also designed her own private residence in Denmark, where she and her husband had been living since 2000.

Cynthia was predeceased by her father H. Edward Nye, and mother Mabel R. Nye. She is survived by her husband Marden H. Seavey of Denmark, children: Clarissa Sawyer and husband Sean Denmark of Acton, Mass., Nye Sawyer of Concord, Mass., Kathryn Seavey and partner Don Reed of Denmark, Nathaniel J. M. Seavey and wife Eryn of Waltham, Mass., and her sister Nancy Masterton of Cape Elizabeth.

There will be a Memorial service at 2 p.m. on May 28 at the First Universalist Church of Norway, 479 Main St., Norway, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association: P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net

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