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Barbara Avery

Barbara Avery of Sebago, ME, died unexpectedly on July 12, 2009, at Kindred Hospital, Peabody, MA, due to complications from C.O.P.D. and pulmonary fibrosis. She was 57 years old.

Barbara was born in New York Mills, MN, on May 31, 1952, the daughter of John and Emmy Lou (Ringdahl) Steblay. She was a special education teacher for about 30 years, most of which were spent at Deering High School and Gorham Middle School. She volunteered at many functions, but her favorite volunteer activity was doing work for the Bonny Eagle High School drama club. She will forever be known as the "Drama Mama" by the students who came to love her.

Barb has touched the lives of countless people with her always sunny attitude and her giving nature. Her motto in life was to have fun while you can, and if an opportunity arises, go for it. Even in her last days she was hopeful and bright.

Barb is survived by her husband Mark; daughter Alysa; stepson, Gabriel; and her brother, Jon Stablay. She will be sorely missed by everyone whose lives she filled with joy and happiness.

Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River, Rd., Windham, ME.

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