Mona Blake McCready

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Mona Blake McCready 1938 - 2018 UNITY - Mona Blake McCready, 80, of Unity, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Dec. 3, 2018, after a challenging and courageous period of declining health. Mona was born on Jan. 1, 1938, in Portsmouth, N.H., the daughter of Raymond F. Blake and Iona Drew Blake of Kittery Point. Mona married Eric G. Gustafson in 1955, and together they lived in Portsmouth and Rye, N.H., where they raised their three children. Over her working life, Mona was a bookkeeper, first in her family's business, Blake Insurance Agency. She later worked for a fire protection company, owned her own craft shop, and worked for a dentist in central New Hampshire. In 1996, Mona married Alan R. McCready. Together they lived in Allenstown, N.H., until 2006 when they retired and moved to Unity. Mona had a passion for the Red Sox and rarely missed watching a game. She loved horses, enjoyed summer visits to Islesboro and loved her Newfoundland dogs. Mona is survived by her children, Kristin A. Gustafson of Windsor, Karen J. Edgeton of Bay Lake, Minn., and Brian E. Gustafson, and his wife, Bonnie, of Barrington, N.H.; by her grandchildren, Nathan A. Edgeton, Casey L. Edgeton and her husband, Michael Borzamate, Brittany M. Gustafson, and Eric B. Gustafson; and by her great-grandchild, Ari J. Edgeton. Also surviving her are stepchildren, Marie Pinto, and husband, Tony, Alan McCready, and wife, Lily, Donna Nicholson, and husband, John, Kristen Hayes, and husband, Scot; step-grandchildren, Meghan, Brittney, Mariah, Jacob, Danielle, Taylor, Sarah, Donovan and Logan; and step-greatgrandchildren, Avery, Benjamin, Noah and Hayden. The family will have a private service in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Forgotten Felines of MaineP.O. Box 264Gouldsboro, Maine 04607

Published in Central Maine on Dec. 5, 2018
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