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Mary Louise Eaton
April 29, 1949 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Mary Louise Eaton, who left this world on August 31, 2023. She departed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.
Mary Louise was born on April 29, 1949 in Stamford, Connecticut to Howard Alfred Fox and Mary Lela Fox (Turner). She was a beloved daughter, parent, grandparent, and friend to many. She touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her with her kindness, compassion, unwavering love, and a heart of gold. She carried true joy for others and loved watching them grow to find their own happiness. Mary Louise enjoyed connecting with good friends – always a twinkle in her eye and an easy, genuine laugh at the ready.
Throughout her life, Mary Louise accomplished many remarkable achievements. She was a graduate of both Endicott Jr. College in Beverly, MA (Associates Degree) and Hood College in Frederick, MD (Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education). She was certified to teach in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
A distinct love of history and tradition led Mary Louise to begin her career as a teacher at Old Sturbridge Village. She later became a teacher’s assistant at a Montessori school in Dudley, Massachusetts. Her love of children and master organizing skills were put to excellent use over the course of her 11-year tenure there after which her professional journey changed with a move to Melvin Village, New Hampshire. There she started a new chapter in her professional life at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro. Always a people person, she began volunteering in the snack bar and later became the Assistant to the Human Resources Director until she retired in June, 2011. The friends she made and the experiences she had while at Huggins Hospital were very important to Mary Louise and she carried them fondly with her throughout the remainder of her life.
Beyond Mary Louise’s professional success, she will be remembered for her quiet philanthropy. She was passionate about volunteer work and believed strongly in giving back to the community and making a positive impact on the lives of others. She was a former member of the Nichols College Women’s club in Dudley, MA where she used her creative talents to organize and run their annual craft fair. She also served on the Board for Lakes Region Food Pantry in Moultonborough, NH, was a member of The Moultonborough Women’s Club and also a member of The Hikers in Melvin Village – these endeavors brought her immense happiness.
Mary Louise was a devoted wife, mother, grandparent and friend to many. She cherished her family above all else, was always there to provide unconditional love, support and guidance when needed and shared countless precious moments with her loved ones.
Mary Louise is survived by Ladd Eaton, her former spouse and close friend of Melvin Village, NH; Daughter, Alyssa B. Eaton (Marsh) and her husband Ryan of Moultonborough, NH; and two grandsons Brendyn Ladd Marsh and Christian Thomas Marsh.
At her request, a private ceremony will be held with family. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Lakes Region Food Pantry, Moultonborough, New Hampshire, a cause that Mary Louise cared about deeply. A Celebration of Life is planned for Spring 2024.
Mary Louise will be profoundly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy of love, kindness, forgiveness and generosity will live on in the hearts of her family and friends forever.
"Those we love don't go away; they walk beside us every day."