Michelle Steele Kender
Cartmell-Davis Funeral Home Obituary
Michelle Steele Kender passed away on May 20th after bravely battling cancer. She leaves her beloved husband James L. Kender of Plymouth. She also leaves her beloved son David Michael Gerasin, his wife Elisa and grandson Tristan and granddaughter, Neve, of Kittery, Maine. From the time David was a baby until her death, she always told him he was her son and her sun. She is also survived by her stepson Michael, his wife Sara and two granddaughters, Kayla and Siera of Gilmanton, New Hampshire. She is predeceased by her sister Rose Stephan of Eastham and her sister Lana Argir of Harwich and survived by her brother Duane Steele of Provincetown and sister Bonnie McGhee of Truro. She and her former husband, Fred Gerasin, owned and operated the Kancamagus Motor Lodge in Lincoln, N.H. for years and after 18 years of marriage got divorced but remained friends until her death. She later purchased and operated The Lakeview Inn of Wolfeboro NH, something she was very proud of. She was President of the Lincoln-Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and later became President of the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce. Jim?s work required moving to Annapolis, Maryland where Michelle became General Manager of The Kent Manor Inn and later the Penwick House. Missing New England, after 6 years they relocated to Plymouth where Jim and Michelle set up a new company, GPM Equipment that was very successful. Despite her career, her happiest days were with her husband and family. A memorial service will be held at the Richard Davis Funeral Home, 619 State Road, (Manomet), Plymouth, MA on Friday May 24th at 11 AM where family and friends are welcome. Viewing hours will be on Thursday May 23rd from 4 to 7 PM. Burial will be private. Instead of flowers, please send a donation in her name to The Jordan Hospital Cancer Center, 275 Sandwich Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.
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