We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home
Windsor - Mary Anne Sprague, born May 11, 1942, died peacefully at her home on Friday, June 24, 2022.
A 1960 graduate of Morse High School and Bath native, Mary Anne loved sharing stories about the area in “the old days” and often regaled her family with tales of local legends and childhood adventures. She took great pride in her children and grandchildren and often remarked that her kids were her “whole life”. She loved to host family gatherings (creating core memories for all of us with pool parties in the 90’s that lasted all day and late into the night) and enjoyed family road trips to magical places like Walt Disney World and Area 51. She took great pleasure in the little things in life — a good cup of Sanka every morning with her toast, skunking her husband at cribbage, eating rock crabs, and making fudge and potato salad for her grandson, David, with whom she always shared an especially deep connection. She also loved thinking about and talking about life’s great mysteries, and one of her favorite things to do was to stay up late debating religion and philosophy with her son. She was famous for her long phone calls that often hit the three hour mark and always covered a wide range of unexpected topics - their absence is already very deeply felt. Mom taught all of us important life lessons that we will carry with us forever: keep it simple, be quick to laugh, keep them guessing, and always blow on the dice before you roll them.
She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Stephen Sprague, her brother David Snowdon and his wife, Trudy, her three children; Kerri Hanscom, Tedd Sprague, and Lynda Wylde, three beloved grandchildren; Paul Cole Jr., Heather Arsenault, and David Arsenault, and numerous great-grandchildren, all of whom she took great joy in watching grow up.
At her request there will be no funeral, and burial services will be private for immediate family. Those wishing to honor her life are encouraged to initiate a random act of kindness in her memory.
To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com