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Mavis M. Preston

Died: 2012-01-18
Resided in: Danvers, MA
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Mavis M. (McInnis) Preston, 84, of Danvers, died peacefully on Wednesday at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington with her family at her side. She shared sixty-two years of marriage with her loving husband Alfred A. Preston of Danvers. Born in Lowell in 1927, she was the daughter of Angus and Alma (LaChance) McInnis. Mavis later graduated from St. Johnís Hospital School of Nursing and was employed for many years as a Registered Nurse at the Cedar Glen nursing home in Danvers. A longtime resident of Danvers, Mavis enjoyed reading and going on trips with Al. Mavis treasured time spent with her family members and many friends she met through the years. She made many new friends at the Rosewood Nursing Ctr. In W. Peabody where she resided for the past seven years. She leaves her six children; Edmund Preston and his wife Lynne of Chelmsford, Alfred Preston and his wife Charlene of Petersham, Constance Scanlon and her husband Patrick of Andover, Virginia Preston of Danvers, Elizabeth Stevens and her husband Walter of Danvers and Janis LaPierre and her husband Michael of Bradford. Also leaving a sister Carolyn Howe of Lowell and her loving grandchildren; Sam, Leah, Erin, Jane, Janis, David, Shaina, Matthew, Dave, Phillip, Carolyn, Daniel, Alex , Jack and her great grandchildren; Matthew, Collin, Bradley and Hazel. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister Constance Cotreau. Arrangements: As requested her funeral arrangements will be private. The family requests that memorial donations be made in Mavisí name to The Danvers People to People Food Pantry, 12 Sylvan St, Danvers MA 01923.

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Virginia, Connie, Shaina and Family. I did not know your mother but I do know that she raised a wonderful, loving and close family so I can only suspect that she was one in the same. I am sorry that she is gone. Lisa, Gary, Kev, Drew and Katalin
Connie, Pat, Janis, David and Family, Although I never met your mother and grandmother, she sounds like an amazing person and I am so sorry for your loss. Theresa & Family
Liz and Walter, My deepest sympathies in the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, mary Ellen Theriault
My deepest sympaties to all your family .I think of you as part of my family.I will keep you in my prayers call if I can help in anyway.All my love Sean "Rory" Gallagher
My condolences to your family on the loss of your mother. I never met Mavis, but I am sure she was a wonderful, loving individual as she raised a special daughter like Connie whom I work with. My prayers are with all of you. Arlyne
Virginia, Shaina and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss. May your memories bring you peace and smiles of a lifetime filled with love, and may God comfort you. Lisa Schuhmacher
Connie,Pat,janis and david. I to never met your mother/grandmother.But if she was anything like your wife and mother ,you where truly blessed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this very differcult time. She is in a better place,looking down on all of you. All our love and prayers for all of you. Jessie/Pete O'Shea
Liz, Walter and the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you surround yourselves with all the greatest of memories of a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. Jack and Dottie
virginia, liz and family sorry for your loss be strong Larry Porter

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