Mary M. Seader, 87: Longtime professional singer, dedicated blood donor

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Mary M. Seader, 87, of South Portland, died Sept. 3 at Maine Medical Center with her loving family by her side.
On June 9, 1924, she was born in Boston, Mass., a daughter of Charles Corrado and Jennie DiPhilippo Corradini.

She attended the North School and Portland High School.
Over the years she worked for the city of Portland in the Assessor’s Office, Munjoy Health Station and the Barron Center.

When she retired in 1984 she received a ceremonial key to the city in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the city of Portland.
She had a lifelong love of singing. She began singing professionally as a young woman, and continued singing for over 60 years throughout New England, most notably with the Don Doane Band.

An active donor with the Red Cross, she received awards for her many years of service and for making more than 400 platelet donations.
She was a former member and past president of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary in South Portland.

The family would like to extend special thanks to South Portland Fire and Rescue, the staff of Maine Medical Center, and their deepest gratitude to her best friend, Gloria McCullough.
Her sister, Anna Cardone, predeceased her.
Surviving are her two daughters, Jennie Seader of Charleston, S.C., and Alexis Seader of Portland, and four sons, Alexander Seader IV, Thomas Seader of Portland, and Alan and Scot Seader, both of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Dolly Dearborne of Portland and Rita Corradini of Scarborough, and a brother, Lawrence Philip Corradini of Lady of the Lake, Fla.; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland.

Memorial donations may be made to South Portland Fire and Rescue, 684 Broadway, South Portland, ME 04106.

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