Mary Elizabeth Blunt - age: 89
(March 20, 1926 to June 14, 2015
Visiting hours will be Tuesday, June 16th in Saco at Dennett, Craig and Pate on from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 17th at 10:00 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church in Saco. Following the church service will be a short prayer at Saco’s Laurel Hill Cemetery followed by a mercy meal back at Trinity Episcopal Church for family and friends at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please send donations in her memory to: Trinity Episcopal Church, 15 Cleveland Street, Saco 04072.
Mary Elizabeth Blunt of Saco passed away peacefully in her sleep of congestive heart failure on June 14, 2015 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was born in Rochester, NH, March 20, 1926, daughter of Sterling L. Libby and Katherine E. Doherty. She resided in Saco, graduating from Thornton Academy in 1946. Mary attended nursing school and served as an LPN for many years at Trull/Webber Hospital/ Southern Maine Health Care until her retirement.
Mary married John C. Blunt, her brother Sterling Libby’s best friend, and they eloped after a 3 week whirlwind romance while John was on leave from the Navy in 1947. They shared a role model marriage and friendship for 63 years until John’s death in 2010.
She is survived by two of her sons and their wives, her brother Russell Libby of Texas as well as an extended family with grandchildren, great grandchildren, dozens of nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends. Her son John S. Blunt and his wife Carolyn (Allen) Blunt, and son Charles R. Blunt and his wife Debbie (Tapscott) Blunt. Her 7 grandchildren include Cathy (Blunt) Dexter, Robert Blunt and his wife Brie (Braley) Blunt, Jillian Blunt, Kyle Blunt, Wendy Darling and 2 granddaughters in Texas Tonya and Becky. Her 11 great grandchildren include Courtney and Madison Dexter, Ella, Asa and Rian Blunt and 6 great grandchildren from Texas.
She is predeceased by her middle son Chester A. Blunt in 2009 and her beloved husband John “John John” C. Blunt, brother Sterling and his wife, Marion Libby of Illinois and Old Orchard Beach.
She will be remembered as a devoted, loving, compassionate and caring woman who loved her family, friends and her country. She enjoyed knitting, walking, gardening, kittens and anything patriotic. She was a long time member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and their ECW women’s group.