Maria Therese Meyer

>Maria Therese Meyer of Bedford, NH died peace­fully on Sunday, August 21, 2016 – surrounded by family. She was 72.

Born and raised in Stansstad, Switzerland, Maria was a gradu­ate of Hotel Busi­ness School in Lucerne. Maria held several po­sitions in hotels across Switzerland before coming to the United States in 1964 to work at the World’s Fair in New York – where she met and fell in love with her husband, Andreas Meyer.

After two years in New York, they moved to Waterville Valley and opened the award-winning Fourways Res­taurant in December 1967, started a family and be­came an important part of the Waterville Valley community for the next 15 years – until they moved to Amherst, NH. The move to Amherst marked the be­ginning of their next jour­ney together – operating the very successful Green House Café Restaurant and Catering business for 21 years. Greenhouse pa­trons knew Maria to be a gracious hostess and man­ager, always at the door with an infectious smile on her face.

Throughout her life, Maria loved to travel and ensured her children would be given the same opportunities to travel to many beautiful places in the world – which includ­ed frequent visits to her native Switzerland. In re­cent years, her pride, joy and focus was on her two granddaughters, Camp­bell and Vivian – always looking forward to their weekly visits.

Maria is sur­vived by Andreas, her loving hus­band of 49 years, and her two sons – Andreas Jr., with wife Kate and daughter Camp­bell of Frances­town, NH and Eric, with wife Jennifer and daughter Vivian of Windham, NH. Maria also leaves behind four sisters: Helene, with husband Mike Paquin, Anita, Mar­grit and Hedy, with hus­band Martin Zumbuehl. She will also be missed by several nieces, nephews and so many good friends.

SERVICES: Visiting hours will take place this Thursday, August 25, from 4-8 p.m. at the Cre­mation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH 03104, where relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects. A pri­vate burial will be held at a later date in Waterville Valley.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to: Community Hospice House, 210 Nati­cook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.