Caroline Schea Lloyd of Falmouth, who with her husband owned and operated Mostly Hall on Main Street for 14 years and also served on the Falmouth Historical Society, died Sunday, November 21. She was 75.

She was the wife of James E. Lloyd, to whom she was married for 37 years.

In 1986, she and her husband purchased Mostly Hall, a stately 1849 sea captain’s house which eventually became the first bed and breakfast in Falmouth, opening its doors to guests in 1980. The couple took over operation of the inn on June 4 that year and in an Enterprise article later that month Ms. Lloyd said, “Now we’re full-time innkeepers” and “It’s everything we hoped it would be.”

Ms. Lloyd did the baking and prepared the breakfasts for their guests, with her husband serving as “grill man,” she said. By 1990 she had put together a 20-page collection of breakfast favorites that was published as “Breakfast at 9,” after being asked repeatedly for the recipes. She was interviewed by Gail Blakely for the Gourmets and Good Eaters column, and shared what it was like to be running an inn and the energy one needed to do so: “This is really a profession, not a second job.”

Bon Appetit requested and printed the instructions for her Eggs Benedict Soufflés when it wrote about the inn for the November 1988 issue of the magazine.

She and Mr. Lloyd lived in a home near the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown before coming to Falmouth to run the inn for the next 14 years, until they sold it in 1999. Mostly Hall would later be renamed Captain’s Manor Inn.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Helen (Kaupp) and Eberhard Schea. She graduated from Frankford High School in 1964 and from Ursinus College in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in English.

She began her retailing career as an executive trainee with Sears, Roebeck and Company in Washington, DC, and later worked as a buyer for Garfinckel’s and Woodward and Lothrop, in DC, before returning to Philadelphia in 1978 as a merchandising vice president for John Wanamaker’s.

She met Mr. Lloyd at a wedding in Lubbock, Texas, in 1983. She was the maid of honor and he was the best man. After their marriage in Philadelphia in 1984, they moved to Boston where she was merchandise distribution planner and divisional vice president for Marshalls at its corporate office in Woburn.

While spending the next 14 years running Mostly Hall with her husband, and after selling the inn, Ms. Lloyd was active in the Falmouth community.

She served on the board of the Falmouth Historical Society, and was involved during the early years of the society’s Heritage Dinner and Awards. She also served as board president during the restoration of the Conant House. “We want to make a 21st century friendly house while preserving the 18th-century exterior,” she said in a September 2015 article when the society announced its capital campaign to restore and renew the home that is part of Falmouth Museums on the Green and contains the organization’s administrative offices and archives.

Ms. Lloyd also spent several years on the College Light Opera Company board, including service as treasurer during the building campaign for the John Lucas Performance Hall. She was a volunteer and supporter of the Falmouth Service Center and particularly enjoyed working in the clothing room.

She and her husband traveled internationally, sometimes aboard small ships and barges. She related that they stayed in bed and breakfasts during their travels; during the years as innkeepers, she said, they took time in the winter to travel, but in summer, “our idea of a vacation is to take the bikes and ride down the bike path to Woods Hole, where we have lunch before coming back!”

For recreation, she enjoyed attending theatrical and musical productions on the Cape and in Boston and Providence.

In addition to her husband, she leaves a brother, Frederick Schea of Chalfont, Pennsylvania; four nephews and a niece; and other family.

Burial will be private.

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