Elisabeth Meury peacefully passed away on Nov. 29, 2023, in Celebration, Florida, at the age of 88.
Born on March 15, 1935, in Singen, Germany, to Friedrich and Anna Maria Loescher, Elisabeth lived a rich and extraordinary life. Growing up in a small German town amid the challenges of World War II, she shared her early years
with her beloved brother Fritz Loescher, often recounting poignant stories of her childhood.
Pursuing her dreams, Elisabeth moved to Switzerland to study business and later followed her heart to America at the age of 23, finding a vibrant life in New York City. Returning to Switzerland, Elisabeth met and married Kurt Meury, settling in Wettingen where they raised their son Thomas.
The couple’s adventures took them across the globe, with Boothbay, Maine, holding a special place in Elisabeth’s heart. An entrepreneur at heart, she owned and operated a shop in Boothbay Harbor, creating memories with friends and family over four decades.
In 1995, Elisabeth’s true passion ignited as she embraced the role of Oma to Jacob and Nicholas Meury, marking the beginning of a cherished retirement devoted to her grandchildren. Following them to Celebration, Florida, she enjoyed 25 years of friendship, eagerly anticipating winters spent with family and friends. Elisabeth’s dream of a large family came true as Thomas welcomed two more children, McKenzie and James Meury. The family continued to grow with Kelly’s marriage to Dr. David Marcantel, blessing Elisabeth with nine more grandchildren: Madison McCarthy, Alex Cohen, Kara Cohen, Anthony Paquin, Nick Marcantel, Will Marcantel, Jon Marcantel, Joseph Marcantel, and Patrick Marcantel. Known as “Oma” to all, Elisabeth cherished her big blended family, affectionately called the “M Family,” a testament to the love woven together. Her greatest joy was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, creating a legacy of love, kindness, and selflessness.
Elisabeth Meury, an elegant, generous, and extraordinary woman, made the world a better place. She will be dearly missed by all fortunate enough to know her.
A celebration of Elisabeth’s life will be planned for this summer.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the The M Family Foundation.