SCARBOROUGH - Genevieve "Jean" H. Seidel, 88, of Scarborough died September 26, 2013 at Seaside Rehabilitation and Residence with her loving family by her side. She was born June 11, 1925 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the daughter of William H. and Anna Delea Harvey. She was a 1943 graduate of Deering High School. Jean worked as a secretary for Guy Gannett Publishing Company for many years before her marriage. She married Robert E. Seidel June 3, 1949 at St. Joseph's Church, and they began raising their family. The family has wonderful memories of summers at the family cottage in Naples, ME. After retirement, Bob and Jean spent their winters at Ormond Beach, FL. She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church. Jean loved to sew and knit. She enjoyed playing tennis and was a great cook. She volunteered at the Barron Center and worked at Heidi's House Daycare Center. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Robert in 1997; a daughter Helen E. Seidel in 1993, and two brothers. Surviving are: two daughters, Mary S. Fox and her husband John T. of South Portland, Patricia S. Carlson and her husband David of Scarborough; two sons, Dr. Robert W. Seidel and his wife Sharon of Luddington, MI, Donald E. Seidel and his companion Jane Esty of Gray; seven grandchildren, Patrick, Sarah, Janessa, Bradley, Teresa, Kristi, Sean, and five great grandchildren. A 9:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Burial will be private in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Arrangements are under the direction of Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland, Me. The Family wishes to thank the Staff of Seaside Rehabilitation Nursing Center for the exceptional care given to their mother during her stay there. Donations may be made in Jean's memory to: Pine Tree Camp, 114 Pine Tree Camp Road, Rome, Maine 04963.Online condolences may be expressed below.