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Maxine (Chellis) Brewster

August 18, 1929 — May 30, 2024


Maxine (Chellis) Brewster, age 94, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2024 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, NH. 

Maxine was the daughter of Forrest and Hattie (Caswell) Chellis.  She was born in Grafton, NH on August 18, 1929.

She attended elementary school in Grafton, NH and Kittery, ME.  She graduated in 1947 from Franklin High School in Franklin, NH.  She went on to graduate in 1951 from Plymouth State College in Plymouth, NH.

She taught for over 34 years.  Her career started teaching first grade was in Franklin, NH where she taught first grade.  She went on to teach first grade, readiness and kindergarten at the Union Sanborn School in Northfield, NH where she retired in 1991.

Maxine enjoyed spending time planting flowers, going to the ocean in Maine, and caring for her pets.   Any time spent with her family brought her so much joy.  She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Maxine is survived by her son, Dr. William Brewster and his wife Jo-Ann, her daughter, Susan Lavin and her husband Len, grandson, Dr. Zachary Brewster and his wife Amanda, granddaughter, Jessica Thomas and her husband Brian, and granddaughter, Micki Lavin and her partner Will English, as well as three great grandchildren: Conan Thomas, Eleanor (Maxine) Thomas and Marcos Brewster.

She is also survived by her nieces, Seron Dooley (Jim), Anne Hauck (Doug), and her cousin Madalyn Fadden.   She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Geraldine (Richard) Bailey.

SERVICES: There will be no calling hours or funeral service.  As she wished, her ashes will be scattered “somewhere out there” in Perkins Cove, ME.

Her family wishes to sincerely thank the Merrimack County Nursing Home and the Granite VNA of Concord NH for their compassionate care.

If you wish to honor her memory donations to local animal shelters, The Merrimack County Home Trust or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated.

Psalm 23 (her favorite)... The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters, He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. Thou anointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over. Surely goodness & mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. – Psalm 23

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