Madalene L. Nowell

Posted Feb. 22, 2013, at 8:50 p.m.

HANCOCK – Madalene L. Nowell died Feb. 10, 2013, at Golden Acres, Hancock. She was born May 29, 1915, in North Penobscot, to Winfield Homer Lowell and Retta (Wilson) Lowell.

Madalene graduated from North Penobscot Grammar School and Ellsworth High School, class of 1933, where she was valedictorian. She also graduated from Bangor Maine School of Commerce, now Husson; and after graduating, she worked for a certified public accountant in Bangor. She married Everett M. Nowell of Bangor, in 1939. They moved to Holden, where she was active in Holden Congregational Church, Grange and other community activities. She began a love of the coast of Maine in 1949 after purchasing a cottage in Marlboro. In 1969 she became a year round resident of Marlboro. In 1977 she moved to Brooksville, Fla., and enjoyed 21 years of retirement life until Everett died in 1998. After Everett’s death, she moved back to the Holden area, where she lived until her recent move to Golden Acres.

Survivors include her daughter, Joyce-Hayden Adams and husband, George, of Dedham and Brooksville, Fla.; son, Clayton Everett Nowell and wife, Marcia, of Hancock; granddaughters, Cindy Goss and husband, Kevin, of Holden and Dianne Whitcomb and husband, Billy, of Bangor; grandson, Christopher Clayton Nowell and wife, Melissa, of Hancock; great-grandchildren, Heath Goss and wife, Celena, of New York; great-granddaughter, Scotti Goss of Massachusetts; and great-grandsons, Mickey and Cole Nowell of Hancock. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Everett; grandson, Scott Adams; and brothers, Fred and Russell Lowell.

A celebration of Madalene’s life will be held 11 a.m. May 29 at Holden Congregational Church. Afterward a “party” will be held at the home of her daughter on Moulton Pond, Dedham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, 14 McKenzie Ave., Ellsworth, ME 04605 or the charity of your choice.

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