BENTON--Hilda Fish Seeley, 90, of Benton passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 20, 2021, following a lengthy illness. \r\n\r\nShe was born in Benton Falls on November 27, 1930, daughter of George and Lura (Dickey) Fish. She attended Winslow schools and graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1947. In 1972, she returned to school at the Maine School of Nursing and received her nursing license in 1973 and continued her career until she retired in 1993.\r\n\r\nOn September 10, 1948, she married Roland A. Seeley of Benton and they shared 72 plus happy years before her passing.\r\n\r\nShe enjoyed crocheting and knitting, donating hundreds of pairs of mittens to the Benton and Clinton Elementary Schools.\r\n\r\nShe was predeceased by her parents; a brother, George E. Fish of Hampton, NH; two sisters, Vernett F. Smith of Portland and Gail M. Quirion of Exeter. \r\n\r\nSurvivors include her husband; her four children, Susanne Dyer and husband, Robert of Benton, Calvin Seeley and wife, Beckie of Winslow, Keith Seeley and wife, Terri of Camden, Delaware, and Ralph Seeley and wife, Jane of Benton; eight grandchildren, Kevin, Kelly, Kasey Dyer, Craig Seeley, Nathan Seeley, Kayla Holleger, Nikki Violette and Katie Seeley; ten great grandchildren, Alli, Kaden, Haylee, Lillyanne, Jake, Maddy, Tucker, Gracelyn, Kurtis and Makenna; plus numerous nieces and nephews.\r\n\r\nOne of her greatest joys and blessings in her life was the love of her family, she enjoyed time spent with her children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. This time was all very precious to her. Her husband gave her, her very first and only airplane ride in a piper cub.\r\n\r\nRoland and wife Hilda enjoyed their retirement years taking several trips to Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Florida and Prince Edward Island with their dear friends, Stan and Spike Brackett who predeceased them in 2009.\r\n\r\nAs Mom declined in health, a very special granddaughter, Nikki took on a lot of household duties when she came to visit and was always busy doing something whether it be dusting, vacuuming, cleaning or doing laundry. Her Nana and Gramp as well as us four kids are deeply grateful that she took on this responsibility and want her to know just how much it meant to all of us. \r\n\r\nThe family would like to thank Northern Light Home Care and Hospice for their compassionate care especially Angie and Karen as well the other staff that gave us support prior to our mother’s passing. Without their care and commitment, we would not been able to have kept her at home!\r\n\r\nIn addition, the family wants to extend our sincere thanks to Michelle as she was there first when we needed her the most and for the excellent care and comfort she provided.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the following organizations: Benton Falls Congregational Church in Benton ME in care of Donella Sheehan 274 Bellsqueeze Rd., Benton, ME 04901 or Northern Light Hospice at 50 Foden Road, South Portland, ME 04106.