RUMFORD — Longtime Rumford resident, Mary Ethel Meltzer, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 13, at Rumford Community Hospital after a long illness. She was 62.

Mary had been a resident of the Horizon’s Unlimited Group Home in Rumford for the past 35 years. Developmentally challenged since birth, Mary flourished at Horizons, where her fellow residents and staff became her best friends and surrogate family.

Mary is survived by her mother, Rita Meltzer of Ft. Worth, Texas; her sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Dewayne Andrews of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and her brother, sister-in-law, nephew and niece, Ivan, Mary Ann, Austin and Emily Meltzer of Northville, Mich.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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