Centerville, MA -  Stella Grace Brown May, 93, of Centerville, MA passed away on Feb. 27, 2022 in NC. She was born in New York City on Oct 25, 1928. Stella graduated from NYU in 1949, moving upstate to marry Walter Howard May, Jr. in 1951. In Gloversville, NY, they raised three children and she became a nurse. Walter retired in 1983 and they moved to Cape Cod.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter and her son, Andrew May. 
Survived by her daughter, Wendy Thomas, granddaughter, Rachel Thomas both of California, and daughter Leslie May Brown with whom she lived her last two years in North Carolina.
She loved to travel, hosted exchange students and teachers, baked Christmas cookies care packages. She always wanted to be useful and found her niche with the church craft group.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Osterville United Methodist Church, 57 Pond St. Osterville, MA 02655.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church which was so important to her.
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