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CRAWFORD – Mae Osgood Smith Gee, 69, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011, with her loving family by her side at her home, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Mae was born May 28, 1941, in St. John, New Brunswick, daughter of the late Virgil and Azalia (Osgood) Smith.

She graduated from Woodland High School, Class of 1959, and from the University of Maine, Orono, with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. While attending the University of Maine, she met the love of her life, George F. Gee, and they were married Aug. 31, 1963, in Woodland. While George was in the Air Force they moved to Georgia, where she worked in Athens General Hospital, and then to Texas, where they had their two children, Valerie and George. They moved to Laurel, Md., where they resided for 38 years. While there, Mae worked at Laurel General Hospital, and then went into office nursing, beginning with general nursing and later with pediatrics. After retiring in 2004, Mae and George built their retirement home in Crawford on Crawford Lake. While living in Maryland, she was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Fulton, Md., where she was active with Mary Martha Circle and served on the Citizen Advisory Committee and as president for the building of Laurel Beltsville Hospital. When she returned home to Maine, she became a member of People’s United Methodist Church, Baileyville, the church she attended as a child. She was active with United Methodist Women and Beth C. Wright Cancer Center Support Group.

In addition to her parents, Mae was predeceased by a brother, David Smith. Surviving are her loving husband of 47 years, George Francis Gee; a daughter, Valerie Hagans and her husband, Danny, of Stedman, N.C.; a son, George B. Gee and his wife, Arica, of Chester, N.H.; two wonderful grandchildren, April and Faith Gee, both of Chester, N.H.; one sister, Barbara Andrews and her husband, James, of Savannah, Ga.; sister-in-law, Alice Seggelin and her husband, Richard, of Halifax, Mass.; three nephews, Jay and Jeffrey Andrews and Eric Seggelin; one niece, Lauretta Place; many cousins and dear friends.

Visiting hours will be held 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A celebration of Mae’s life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at People’s United Methodist Church, Baileyville. A spring burial will take place at Belden Cemetery, Prentiss. Condolences and memories may be shared at


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