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Miriam 'Mimi' Vandersea
Miriam 'Mimi' Vandersea, 71, passed away on June 26, 2007 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Mimi was born in Stafford Springs, Connecticut and had been a resident of Tequesta, FL, for the past 31 years.
Mimi is survived by her loving husband Harry (Harold) Vandersea of 45 years, her sons John Robert Vandersea of Jupiter, FL and Mark David Vandersea of Eagle, CO and Mark's wife Jennifer. In addition, she is survived by numerous relatives such as cousin Ken Vaughn and wife Teri Vaughn of Delray Beach, FL. She is also survived by numerous friends in New England, as well as loving friends in the Palm Beach County area.
Mimi trained and worked as a flight attendant for Trans World Airlines before leaving to return to Connecticut. Mimi worked in the personnel office of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for a number of years before taking a 6 month leave of absence to be with her husband in Montreal while he supervised an engine endurance test at Pratt & Whitney Canada. When she returned she worked in the front office of P&W before moving over to United Technologies Research Department and then left to start a family. She and Harry worked together as prime contractors to build a colonial ranch in Glastonbury, CT and she worked hard coordinating details of the construction and actually finishing doors and woodwork.
Mimi and her family moved to Florida in 1976 to Tequesta, FL. She spent her time as a homemaker and was busy raising two sons that were actively involved in local sports.
Mimi was a graduate of Palm Beach Community College where she later worked for a number of years as an administrative assistant, where she is fondly remembered by many of her fellow-employees and faculty. She was also employed in the Palm Beach County School District.
Mimi's life will be celebrated with a memorial service on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. at Aycock Funeral Home, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458. Friends may gather from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with the service to follow. The family will also receive guests after the service at Abacoa Golf Club at 6:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers charitable gifts can be sent to the: Palm Beach Community College Foundation for purposes of establishing a scholarship in Mimi's name, c/o the Office of the Academic Dean, 3160 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.