Baileyville – Marguerite Mae Graham Howe, 91, passed away at Eastport Memorial Nursing Home on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Marguerite was born in Baileyville, to Edward and Zeffie (Antone) Hanson on March 1, 1927, where she grew up and attended school. She married Albert C. Graham on April 1, 1948 in (Baileyville) where they began their family and life together.
Marguerite had a strong sense of family. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend who was energetic, kind hearted and talented. She dearly loved all her grandchildren and was so proud of all their accomplishments including her 28 great grandchildren.
Marguerite was employed by Ware Knitters for nearly 40 years, where she developed friendships that have lasted a lifetime. Marguerite had many favorite pastimes like knitting, sewing and cooking. She was known for her molasses cookies and mincemeat squares. She loved giving them away as much as she loved making them.
Marguerite and Albert were members of Church of the Open Bible for many years and would attend church regularly until his passing in 2001. After her husband’s passing, she met and married Edwin Howe. The two of them had enjoyed a few years attending church, going to jamborees and eating out at the Wickachee.
In addition to her parents, Marguerite was predeceased by her husband, Albert C. Graham; siblings, Melvin, Lavina, Anna, Nin, Kathleen, Joyce, Colleen, Douglas and Shirley and her son-in-law, Richard Gove.
She will be missed by her husband, Edwin Howe; four children, Linda Shaw and her husband Gary of St. Stephen, Brenda Gove of Cooper, Paula Farrar and her husband Stephen of Charlotte and Jeffrey Graham and his wife Arlene of Orrington; twelve grandchildren, Terri Uruski and her husband Lorne of Winnipeg, Manitoba; Kelly Richardson and her husband Keith of Blacks Harbor, New Brunswick, Anita Doskas and her husband Brad of Blacks Harbor, New Brunswick, Matthew Shaw and his wife Cathy of NJ, Laurie Pike of Cooper, Peter Hunnewell and Paula of Princeton, Adam Hunnewell and his wife Kimberlina of SD, Jamie Farrar and his wife Lea of Calais, Nathan Farrar and his wife Jennifer of Charlotte, Ryan Graham of Brewer, Kym Graham of Orrington and Jacob Boyorak of Bangor; twenty eight great grandchildren; sister, Barbara Bonville Hull and her husband Hollis of Easton; two brothers, Daniel Hanson and his wife Phyllis of Presque Isle and Edward Hanson II of Fort Fairfield and many nieces and nephews, each of which held a special place in her heart, including her close friend and niece, Gladys McCray.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Monday, December 3rd at Church of The Open Bible, 1222 Airline Rd., Alexander with Pastor Chip Howell officiating. Committal will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Baileyville.
Donations in Marguerite’s memory may be made to either Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or to Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, 23 Boynton St., Eastport, ME 04631.
Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.
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