Chelsea-Theresa M. Boynton, 90, of Chelsea died Friday, November 21, 2014 at the home of her loving granddaughter Adelaide and husband Cory Chapman who cared for her for the last year and a half of her life. She was born in Sidney on March 17, 1924 the daughter of James S. and Alfreda Hughes Tracy. \r\r\nEducated in Sidney, Theresa worked during World War II at Ideal Sanitary Laundry in Gardiner. She married Cameron Boynton on June 14, 1942 and was devoted to him for 32 years before his passing on May 29, 1974. Theresa loved to crochet and knit, and made hats, mittens, and afghans for family members and close friends, even after losing her sight. \r\r\nShe had a devout love for family, both immediate and distant, and was actively involved in caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whenever she possibly could. Theresa was there for anyone, anytime, for any reason. Her door was always open for a visit, her ears were always open to listen, her arms were always open for a hug and her heart always open for love. \r\r\nShe is survived by three sons, Merrill R. Boynton of Pittston, Stanley G. Boynton and wife Martina of East Winthrop, Timmy J. Boynton and wife Linda of Gorham, 8 grandchildren, Adelaide Chapman, Theresa McPherson, Julie Williams, Chris Boynton, Jennifer Pratt, Nathaniel Kliphan, Crystal Parsons, Cameron Boynton, and Becky LaVallee and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. \r\r\nVisiting hours will be held Tuesday, November 25th from 4 to 6pm at Staples Funeral Home 53 Brunswick Ave Gardiner followed by a celebration of her life at 6pm. Burial will be held Wednesday, November 26th at 10am at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Civic Center Drive in Augusta.