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January 18, 2013

Mary E. Knowles, 83

Seabrook, NH — Mary E. Knowles, 83, of Seabrook, died Monday, January 7, 2012 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Knowles was born in Seabrook, May 21, 1929, a daughter of the late Ernest and Margaret (Hall) Janvrin.

A lifelong resident of Seabrook, Mary was a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family, bingo and dancing at the American Legion Post 70.

Family members include her grandson Levon W. Knowles and his wife Cheryl of Pawling, NY; brother Frank Janvrin of Seabrook; sisters, Brenda Pender of Amesbury, Mavis Eaton of Seabrook; great-granddaughters, Alexandra, Sarah and Julianna Knowles of Pawling and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband Frank Knowles Sr.; son Frank Knowles Jr. and brothers, Alfred Janvrin, Ernest D. Janvrin, Jr. and Arthur L. Janvrin.

There will be no visiting hours. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Elmwood Cemetery, Seabrook. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton. An online guestbook is available at