Mona Blake McCready

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Mona Blake McCready

January 01, 1938 - December 03, 2018

Unity Mona Blake McCready, 80, of Unity, Maine, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on December 3, 2018, after a challenging and courageous period of declining health. Mona was born on January 1, 1938 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the daughter of Raymond F. Blake and Iona Drew Blake of Kittery Point, Maine.
Mona married Eric G. Gustafson in 1955, and together they lived in Portsmouth and Rye, NH, where they raised their three children. Over her working life, Mona was a bookkeeper, first in her family's business, Blake Insurance Agency. She later worked for a fire protection company, owned her own craft shop, and worked for a dentist in central New Hampshire. In 1996, Mona married Alan R. McCready. Together they lived in Allenstown, NH until 2006 when they retired and moved to Unity.
Mona had a passion for the Red Sox and rarely missed watching a game. She loved horses, enjoyed summer visits to Islesboro and loved her Newfoundland dogs.
Mona is survived by her children, Kristin A. Gustafson of Windsor, Maine, Karen J. Edgeton of Bay Lake, Minnesota, and Brian E. Gustafson, and his wife, Bonnie, of Barrington, New Hampshire; by her grandchildren, Nathan A. Edgeton; Casey L. Edgeton and her husband, Michael Borzamate; Brittany M. Gustafson, and Eric B. Gustafson; and by her great-grandchild, Ari J. Edgeton. Also surviving her are stepchildren, Marie Pinto and husband, Tony, Alan McCready, and wife, Lily, Donna Nicholson, and husband, John, Kristen Hayes, and husband, Scot; stepgrandchildren, Meghan, Brittney, Mariah, Jacob, Danielle, Taylor, Sarah, Donovan, and Logan; and great-stepgrandchildren, Avery, Benjamin, Noah, and Hayden.
The family will have a private service in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Forgotten Felines of Maine, P.O. Box 264, Gouldsboro, ME 04607.
Published on December 5, 2018
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Barbara Stamm
Dec 06, 2018
I met Mona in about 1984 in a course that we both took at the NH Technical Institute in Concord, NH. We were true friends right from the start. We both started retail businesses at the same time. We would call each other on slow days just to keep our spirits up. Mona an Al were both so kind to me, when I was going through such difficult times. And we kept in touch on Facebook for the last years of her life. I am extremely saddened to hear of her passing. And I extend my deepest sympathy to Al.
Mona's wonderful spirit will remain in my heart. Bless you, Mona.