Ottilie "Lee" Proctor

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Ottilie "Lee" Proctor

<p>Ottilie Beth “Lee” Proctor, age 91, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2024, in Hampton, NH following a period of declining health. She was the widow of Albert W. Proctor to whom she was married for 40 happy years.</p><p><br></p><p>Lee was born on October 27, 1932, in Weirs Beach, NH, the youngest daughter of the late Norman and Alice (Harvey) Langmaid.</p><p><br></p><p>Lee’s first love was of the arts, and she earned her Art degree from Boston University. Later, she studied at (then) NH College for business while working in banking. In 1958 she started working as a bank teller at Indian Head National Banks in Nashua, NH. Over the following years she advanced her career to the position of Senior Vice President and was highly regarded by her colleagues. In addition to her career, Lee was an active community participant in Nashua, serving as Treasurer for the “Friendship Club” (for the disabled), ringing the Salvation Army bells in front of stores during holiday time (even in frigid temperatures), was a Girl scout leader, and was an active member of the Actorsingers organization. She was a past president of the NH Women Bankers Association and the Zonta Club, receiving awards for her work in these areas.</p><p><br></p><p>After 28 years with the bank, she and Al moved to Citrus Hills, Florida where they enjoyed many happy years. Within a year, Lee became involved with the “Art League of Citrus County” (as it was then called) and became the organization’s treasurer. She spent the following decades volunteering with this organization and served in many more roles including “House Chairman,” - instrumental in getting the performance theatre built, stage manager, props person, season tickets manager, and later managed the front of house. She was lovingly known there by most as the “Godmother of the Theatre.” Lee was passionate about the theatre and made lifelong friends there; her closest and longest friendship was with Jaret Lubowiecki whom she met at the Art Center and dearly loved. The two spoke daily until very recently due to Lee’s health decline. She also kept in close touch with good friends Edwin and Bonita Martin and Embeth Nagy whom she also befriended at the Center, as well as many others through the years.</p><p><br></p><p>Regular visits from her daughters and grandchildren were times of great happiness and wonderful memories. She and Al loved taking their grandchildren to Disney, SeaWorld, and Homosassa Springs and would take every ride that the kids wanted, enjoying them as much as their grandchildren did. They also spent many “dates” at Disney/Epcot enjoying all of the rides! Lee always had a much-loved cat in her home and her house was always filled with feline related figurines and paintings. She was an avid Red Sox fan until after some years in Florida when she became a Tampa Bay fan. In her later years after returning to NH, she (thankfully) became a true Red Sox fan again, watching all the games despite how they may have been doing!</p><p><br></p><p>Survivors include her two daughters: Cindylee Caros of Portsmouth, NH and Lydia Beth Caros of St. Paul, MN; three grandchildren: Chelsea George of Merrimack, NH, Kyra Ayo Caros and her husband Scott Cipoletti, of Cambridge, MA and Eleni Ayo Caros and her husband James Vincent of St Paul, MN; her dearly loved sister Marilyn Seminerio and her husband Steven Seminerio of Concord, MA and their children Alison, Andrew, Steven, and Susan; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her beloved sister Norma VanBuskirk and husband Lawrence VanBuskirk.</p><p><br></p><p>A family (burial) service will be arranged at a later date. For those who wish, Memorial contributions may be made to: Art Center of Citrus County, at 2644 Annapolis Ave in Hernando, Florida&nbsp;<a href="//artcenterofcitruscounty.org/donations/" title="Art Center of Citrus County" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://artcenterofcitruscounty.org/donations/</a> &nbsp;For online condolences, please visit: www.jvwoodfuneralhome.com</p>
October 27, 1932 - June 6, 202410/27/193206/06/2024
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Lee was a beautiful woman in many ways!My sincere condolences to her daughters and family!