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SANFORD, MAINE - Katherine Grace "Kay" Samia, 94, of Sanford, died peacefully February 22, 2018, at the Pavilion, surrounded by her family.
Kay was born in Methuen, Mass., on July 14, 1923, a daughter of Nicholas and Sophie Bogannam. She was predeceased by her husband John Samia; her daughter Kathy-Ann (Samia) Bateman; and longtime companion, Raymond Lavin.
Kay is a graduate of Methuen High School, and she worked at the Lawrence Savings Bank in Lawrence, Mass., for many years. Kay summered for several years in Seabrook Beach, N.H., and spent winter months in Lake Worth, Fla.
Family includes her son, Gary Samia, and wife, Linda, of Sanford; four grandchildren, Brian Samia, and his wife, Esther, Rachel (Samia) Carpenter, and her husband, Phil, Kelly-Ann Bateman, and her partner, Jeff, Shane Bateman, and his wife, Jessica; six great-grandchildren were Kay's pride and joy, Owen, Avah, Caleb, Orson, Hadassah, and Evy. She is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews, who loved her dearly.
Kay lived her life to the fullest. She was always surrounded by family and friends. She enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge, going to the beach, and playing golf. She was the best Lebanese cook around. She also volunteered at the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, Fla., and was a longtime member of the Women's Club of Seabrook, N.H.
Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, February 26, 2018, at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 289 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Burial will follow in the High Street Cemetery, Hampton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lebanese Awareness Fund, in support of college scholarships for young adults of Lebanese heritage, ALAA, Box 2244, Methuen, MA 01844. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Kay's memorial website, sign her tribute wall, or for directions.
Published on February 24, 2018
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