BANGOR – Mary died peacefully March 13, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones at home. She was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Chicago, to Paul and Helen Cheney.
She was known affectionately as “Gramma 1-P,” and also went by “G-money,” “Grams” and “Mee – maw.” She traveled extensively with her first husband, a career pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Eventually she settled in Northwest Florida and spent many happy years in a waterfront home with her second husband. Looking out over the bay, her favorite pastime was to watch the dolphins just yards from her house. Mary loved Moose Tracks ice cream. She proudly supported the New York Yankees and always treated herself to “beer-thirty” before dinner. She had a great sense of humor, beautiful blue eyes and a cheerful smile for everyone. She rarely complained and only wanted to make people happy. She had a quiet faith and goes home gladly to be with her heavenly father with joy and anticipation.
Mary was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Smith. She is survived by her son, Michael Smith; son, Terry and wife, Jana Smith, and three children, Madison, McKenna and Garrett; and daughter, Sandy and husband, Paul Fuller, and four sons, Jonathan, Joshua, Daniel and Matthew. She is also survived by her husband, Rick Hastings of Valparaiso, Fla.
Mary’s ashes will be scattered to the wind over the Gulf of Mexico in Florida in a family service. The family will host an open house for friends and loved ones 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at 129 7th St., Bangor.