Priscilla ‘Sevie’ Severance

Posted Sept. 03, 2012, at 3:13 p.m.

CHATHAM – Priscilla “Sevie” Severance was called home to be with her Lord Aug. 14, 2012, at the age of 84. At the time of her passing, she was a resident of Liberty Commons Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center, Chatham, Mass. Born in Milo, to Dorothy (Foss) Severance and Lyman L. Severance, she was the third of their five children.

After her graduation from Milo High School in 1945, she attended Gordon College, graduating in 1949. Priscilla then attended New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Boston, graduating in 1952. She joined the staff of New England Baptist Hospital and worked there in various capacities until her retirement in 1990. Never marrying, Sevie’s volunteer hours were often spent in service to her Lord in her local church and as an involved supporter of Boston Youth Time and then Songtime, Inc. She was dedicated to missions and took a leadership role in various capacities in the churches in which she served throughout the years. Her sparkling personality, sense of humor, wisdom and joy of life attracted her to everyone. She enjoyed reading, music, entertaining friends in her home, and traveling. Living in the Boston area during her nursing career, she always loved Cape Cod, Mass., and moved there in her retirement.

She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Viola (Severance) Mithee of Guilford; and a brother, Carl Severance of Milo. Priscilla is survived by two brothers, Minard Foss Severance, now of Dover-Foxcroft, and Wilbur Leigh Severance and his wife, Catherine, of Spooner, Wis.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends thank the staff of Liberty Commons for their loving care and support to Priscilla. She had many friends who enriched her life immeasurably and they will miss her beautiful spirit.

Adam Miller will be officiating at a memorial service for Priscilla 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth, Mass. Interment with family and friends will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the missions program of Christ Chapel, 1200 Old Stage Road, Centerville, MA 02632. His grace was sufficient for Priscilla. She is no longer weak, but is made perfect in His presence. Notes of comfort and sympathy may be made at www.MorrisOConnorBlute.com.

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