Mary Stevens CLAREMONT — Mary Stevens, 98, of Claremont passed away peacefully on July 28, 2020, at the Jack Byrne Center of Dartmouth Medical Center, from a stroke she had suffered a week before. Mary had been a resident of Silver Maples Residential Living in Claremont since 2017. Mary was born in New Hampton, New Hampshire, on Dec. 4, 1921, to Ralph and Emma (DeFosses) Jones. She met her future husband, Harry D. Stevens Sr., at the rollerskating rink in Bristol and they later married on Dec. 24, 1941, in Concord. They were married 64 years when Harry died in 2005. They moved to Claremont in 1946 when Harry was hired at Joy Mfg. After her children started to school, Mary worked for many years in retail for J.J. Newberry Co., The Queen Shop and the IGA until all of the stores closed. Upon retirement, Mary and Harry traveled throughout the United States in their motor home before settling in Fort Myers, Florida, where they spent their winters. They loved camping and they enjoyed taking their granddaughters along on camping and fishing trips during the summer. A yearly multi-family camping to York, Maine, was a tradition for many years. During her winters in Florida, Mary was an avid seashell collector on the beaches of Sanibel Island. She used many of her shells to create arts and crafts. Mary also enjoyed flowers and vegetable gardening, sewing and skiing, but her favorite pastime was spending time with her beloved family. Mary was predeceased by her parents, two brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her son, Harry Stevens Jr. and wife Carole of Claremont; a daughter, Sandra Ennis and husband Alan of Cornish; and her sister, Ilene Booth of Plaistow, New Hampshire. She is also survived by four granddaughters, Darcy Fifield (Darryl) of Cornish, Mary Bourque (Michael) of Wilmot, Erin Stevens of Laconia and Katherine Tourville (Adam) of Guilford; four great-granddaughters, Amelia Field, Caroline Bourque, Abigail Bourque and Charlotte Tourville; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. There will be no visiting hours or service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurses or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are with Stringer Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 146 Broad St., Claremont, NH 03743. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit www.stringerfh.com.

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