Meredith, NH--------Evelyn “Eve” Anthony Seaman, 90, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Tuesday, November 1, 2005. Mrs. Seaman was born November 5, 1914 in Norwood, MA, the daughter of Earl W. and Mary Alice (Burnham) Fenton. After graduation from Norwood High School, she received a degree from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA. She was an advertising agency artist for Forbes Lithograph, Buck Printing, and Martin Bennett Advertising before marriage. In 1938, she married Olney P. Anthony, Jr. and they lived in Hyde Park, MA during their 36-year marriage.
While raising her family, Eve taught private art lessons from her home and later spent 15 years as a substitute art teacher in the Milton and Norwood public schools. Sharing her love of art with the younger generation was a special pleasure for her. A gifted artist with a tremendous eye for color, she was always willing to broaden and expand her talent. Eve mastered a wide range of techniques including oil, acrylic, pen and ink, pastel, watercolors, mixed media, and vitreous flux. A member of the Milton Art Association, Cape Cod Art Association, Yarmouth Art Guild, Yarmouth Arts Council and Mount Washington Valley Arts Association, she was the recipient of many prestigious awards for her work. Eve was very active in her church and in local and regional politics. In 1960, she ran for State Senator in the 6th Suffolk District.
She was a member and supporter of the Hyde Park Historical Society, the New
England Aquarium, the Society for Preservation of New England Antiquities, and the Keystone Chapter #18 Eastern Star. After Olney’s death, she remarried and retired to Cape Cod, living in West Yarmouth for 25 years. In 2001, Eve moved to the Mount Washington Valley, later becoming a resident of the The Inn at Golden View in Meredith, NH.
Her family includes her three children, Olney P. Anthony, III, and his wife, Beverly, of Pittsburgh, PA; Beverly Stanier and her husband, Ted, of Center Sandwich, NH and formerly of Madison, NH and Debora A. Kamataris of Cocoa Beach, FL; 6 grandchildren, Kimberly Frechette, Jeffrey Stanier, Steven Anthony, Lisa Anthony, Katherine Kamataris and David Kamataris; 4 great grandchildren, Grace and Evelyn Frechette and Elizabeth and John Stanier and her husband, Robert C. Seaman of Norwood, MA. In addition to her first husband, she was predeceased by her four siblings, including her twin brother, Everett.
There will be no calling hours.
A private Celebration of Her Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Golden View Activity Fund, 19 NH Rte 104, Meredith, NH 03253; Meredith Public Health Nursing Association, 45 NH Route 25, Meredith, NH 03253 or Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Bane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.