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MaryAnne Wesley
  • In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Amy's Treat (amystreat.org) P.O. Box 2234, Dover, NH 03821.
  • Amy's Treat
    P.O. Box 2234
    Dover, NH 03821

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“Dear Sara and SheilaI just learned of Mary Ann's passing...I had tried contacting her in the late summer and became concerned when she did not...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Patricia Renaudie - Medford, MA

“My deepest condolences to MaryAnne's family. She must have been a much loved and talented woman. It has been decades since I last saw MaryAnne and...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Robert Ricklefs - Silverdale, WA

“Mrs. Wesley's family, I'm deeply sorry for your loss of this wonderful woman. I had Mrs. Wesley in high school at Traip Academy she was my English...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa LaVigne - Kittery, ME

“She will always be remembered and adored for the great person and amazing teacher she was...Heaven has another Angel! ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Marshall Morris - Indianapolis, IN

“My very deepest condolences to MaryAnne's family and loved ones. We bonded over our mutual love of horses, and I remember how excited she was to be...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Janice Bigos - York, ME

“Maryanne Wesley was able to adjust her teaching to meet the needs of diverse learners. Her soft-spoken manner helped to alleviate students' anxiety...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Cathleen Gallo - Kittery, ME

“Maryanne, It was such a pleasure and honor to have been able to get to know you in the brief period of time we had together. I am truly going to miss...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Tesha Robinson - NH - Friend

“Dear friend you will be missed ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Ed Rowell - Williston, FL


Mrs. MaryAnne Wesley (née McCarthy), of Portsmouth, NH, passed away on August 15, 2017 at the age of 78.

MaryAnne, daughter of Melvin and Dorothy McCarthy was born on December 23, 1938, the eldest of two girls and raised in Portsmouth, NH.

MaryAnne was one of the east coast's most beloved English teachers, holding positions at various high schools and colleges, including Traip Academy, SNHU, Immaculate Heart Academy, and CFCC in Florida. She had a passion for teaching and reading the classics yet always set time aside for the new bestsellers. She was proud and loving of her family and her animals, including a few champion Morgan horses and multiple Labradors throughout her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Sara Curtis and her husband Michael; her sister, Sheila Moesch and husband Jim; niece and nephew Anne-Marie and Jamie, and their spouses and children; her three grandchildren; Megan, Nicholas, and Evan; and 2 great-grandchildren; Kaiden and Rhea.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Memorial Gathering to appreciate MaryAnne's life will be held in the Immaculate Conception Church, 98 Summer St., Portsmouth, on Friday, September 8 from 10:00A.M. to 11:00A.M. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated for MaryAnne at 11:00A.M. Following Mass, Mrs. Wesley will have her ashes interred at Calvary Cemetery, Middle Rd., Portsmouth. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mrs. Wesley's life. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Amy's Treat (amystreat.org) P.O. Box 2234, Dover, NH 03821.