Sallie McLean Ramsden, of Barrington

Posted 11/4/19

Sallie (nee McLean) Ramsden of Lyme, NH passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, her 81st birthday. Predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Mary McLean, she is survived by her husband, Richard …

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Sallie McLean Ramsden, of Barrington

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Sallie (nee McLean) Ramsden of Lyme, NH passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, her 81st birthday. Predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Mary McLean, she is survived by her husband, Richard (Dick) Ramsden; brother, Edward (Pete) McLean; children Katharine Ramsden, Christopher Ramsden and Peter Ramsden; their spouses Meaghan Ramsden and Laura Ramsden; and seven grandchildren, Hannah Rabin, David Rabin, Margaret Ramsden Talbot, Mack Ramsden, Charlie Ramsden, Haley Ramsden and Liza Ramsden.

Born in Massachusetts, Sallie grew up in Barrington and Barnstable, Cape Cod.

She raised her own family in Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. In retirement she and Dick wintered in Naples, Fla. where they had a second home. A graduate of Lincoln School and Brown University, her passions included restoring old homes, and researching the genealogy of her family dating back to the early settlement of Deerfield, Mass. These interests also directed her community activities – she was integral to efforts in restoring the Lyme Congregational Church, Lyme Academy building and led the Lyme Historians. She was also co-author of a history of Lyme.

Through many moves during her long marriage to Dick, she brought her talents to creating beautiful homes and volunteering in schools, church and community organizations. She loved gardening, travel, sailing, skiing and hiking, sharing wonderful experiences over the years with her family and friends. She was never happier than with a house full of people, loved holidays, collected Santa Claus figures (among many other things) and played Scrabble exceptionally well (always to win).

A service to celebrate her life will be held at noon on Dec. 8, 2019 at Lyme Congregational Church, followed by a reception at Dowds’ Country Inn.

Gifts in remembrance of Sallie may be made to Lyme Congregational Church, 1 Dorchester Road, Lyme, New Hampshire 03768.

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