Beatrice Louise Muzzy, daughter of the late Frederick and Christine Adler, passed
away peacefully at Avita of Stroudwater on November 9, 2019. She was 94 years
She was predeceased by her husband George and son Bruce, as well as her sister
Emma Hilton, and brothers Frederick and Robert Adler. She is survived by her children
Susan Wood (Barry), Karen Johannesen (Brian), and Peter Muzzy (Sue), along with
seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. She
was fond of saying “imagine that!” whenever she thought of what she and George had
Bea was a homemaker all her life and loved the home she and George built in 1952
on Two Rod Road in Gray, Maine. (She called it the Two “Rut" Road in the winter,
thanks to all those heavy snow plows.) Bea helped out in many of the school activities
her children were involved with, and especially loved watching Peter’s high school
basketball games. She was also a part of the life of the First Congregational Church of
Gray, singing in the choir at one point, and helping out with church suppers. Her
church family was a tremendous source of comfort for her during her final years, and
she enjoyed attending services whenever possible.
Bea loved to travel, whether by car, plane, or boat! Once George and Bea’s children
had married and started their own families, the pair embarked on their cross-country
road trips in earnest. Their well-used U.S. map shows the route they usually took from
Maine to California, always passing through Oklahoma City and Albuquerque to visit
family and friends. We are not sure how many times they made this long trek, but we
do know they enjoyed the journey as much as the destinations along the way. All of
these trips were made before cell phones or GPS, so the kids were always relieved to
get that call saying Bea and George had made it back home again in one piece!
Bea loved listening to music and going for long walks down the “bumpy road” past
her house. She missed George terribly during these past few years, but she always
voiced her appreciation for the wonderful life she was given, and for that her children
are so grateful.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staﬀ at both Birchwoods of Canco and
Avita of Stroudwater for helping Bea live her best life each and every day. The family
thinks of the staﬀ at both locations as a gift to her, and they thank them for keeping her
safe, entertained, and happy. Job well done!
There will be a private graveside service at the Gray, with a celebration of her life at a later date.
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