SKOWHEGAN – Mary L. (Page) Poirier passed peacefully June 14, 2013, at a local nursing home in Augusta where she had resided since July 2012. Mary was born Sept. 3, 1912, in Marsardis.
At the age of 15, she moved to Canaan where she worked hard on the family farm. She met her husband, Joseph F. Poirier, at Skowhegan Spinning Mill. They were married Aug. 31, 1941.
She managed to keep up the family home on South Street until she was 90 years old, painting the whole foundation that year. Then she moved to senior housing in Old Town to be near her daughter, Virginia. She continued her social life of playing cards and dressing up for the holidays. She was the Easter bunny at RiteAid and posed with children to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. She was always ready for a party no matter how tired she was. She moved to assisted living in Augusta at the age of 99, which was closer to her daughter, Norma. She continued to wear her costumes.
She was predeceased by her parents, Effie and Joseph Page; husband, Joseph in 1981; son, Charles in 2000; Charles’ son, Johnny; and brothers, Albert and Vernon. She is survived by her daughters, Virginia “Ginny” Gallant and husband, Robert. of Old Town and Norma Fitzherbert and partner, Gary Benoit, of West Gardiner; grandchildren, Darrrell Gallant of Skowhegan, Cindy Woodard and husband, Mike, of Carmel, Deanna Cuculic and husband, David, of Columbia, S.C., Amy Fitzherbert of China, ME and Jennifer Poirier of Conn.; great-granddaughter, Nicole Bambury and husband, Donnovan, of Chicopee, Mass.; and great-grandsons, David and John Cuculic of Columbia, S.C.
Per her request, there will be no funeral services. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. June 28, at the Catholic cemetery in Skowhegan.