Loving Mother, Grammy, Sister
Ingrid (Seaver) Bayliss, 74, of Tewksbury, formerly a longtime Lowell Highlands resident, passed away on January 9, 2022, after a brief battle with Covid-19. Although Ingrid was fully vaccinated, her body was too weak to fight the virus. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Walter F. Bayliss, Jr.
Ingrid was born in Keene, NH, on June 27, 1947 to Winnifred (Hansen) and Charles Seaver Sr.
Growing up in the small town of Marlborough, NH, she was one of five children. As a child, Ingrid enjoyed the simple pleasures of rural country life such as 4H, Future Farmers of America and causing mischief with her brothers and sisters. Ingrid attended Keene state college briefly after high school. She moved to Boston as a young adult where she met her husband Walter F. Bayliss Jr.
Ingrid or “Lovie” married Wally on September 20, 1969, and settled in Lowell to raise their family. Ingrid wore many hats at Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home. She was the glue that held the business together serving as secretary, bookkeeper, arranging flowers and answering phones.
Lovie was always by Wally’s side at his many community endeavors. Ingrid served as a silent co-chair to Wally’s projects to benefit veterans and others in the area.
Ingrid also dedicated her life to her two daughters, Erica and Heather. She was always a “home room mom” and a parent volunteer to make crafts or bake for her daughters’ classes. She was dedicated to the PTO and library at the Morey School. She also served for many years on the board of Merrimack River Valley House.
Ingrid adored her three grandchildren, Ben, Parker and Ingrid. “Grammy” always had hugs and delicious baked goods ready for them. She supported her grandchildren through all their activities including sports, band and dance.
Grammy loved her Scottish Terrier, MacDuff, who crossed the rainbow bridge earlier this year. MacDuff was her constant companion in her later years.
Ingrid loved traveling with Wally. As a young married couple, they enjoyed camping and forged many lifelong friendships around the campfire. They took several cruises, most memorably to Alaska. As part of these trips Ingrid truly enjoyed playing slot machines at many different casinos.
Over the years, she knitted hundreds of mittens to donate to those in need. She was also a dedicated Red Sox fan, avid birdwatcher, reader, and knitter.
As a tribute to Ingrid, please get vaccinated and boosted for Covid. If not for yourself, for your loved ones.
She is survived by two daughters, Heather L. Reyes of Columbia, South Carolina, and Erica L. Zaim and her husband Stephen of Tyngsboro, and three cherished grandchildren, Parker Reyes and Ingrid Reyes of Columbia, SC, and Benjamin N. Zaim of Tyngsboro. Four siblings, Charles H. Seaver, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Keene, NH, Karen J. Joslin of Campton, NH, Sally Downing and her husband Rev. Guy Downing of Dover-Foxcroft, ME, and Rev. Richard C. Seaver and Robert Brandt of St. Paul, MN. Also many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was the sister-in-law of the late Bill Joslin.
A walk-through visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell. Face coverings are respectfully required. Interment is private. Friends who wish may honor Ingrid’s love of animals with a donation to: Newhouse Wildlife Rescue, PO Box 596, Chelmsford, MA 01824, or to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy. Please visit Ingrid’s life tribute page at morsebaylissfuneralhome.com.