CALAIS – Muriel Florence Marshall, 89, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, in Orono, surrounded by her family. Muriel was born April 29, 1924, in Calais, daughter of the late Elton and Lucy (Whittle) Howard.
Sept. 16, 1946, she married Freddie Marshall, her lifelong love and companion. Muriel worked as a certified nurse’s aide with Calais Regional Hospital for many years. She was a member of the Goodwill Club and Calais Seventh-day Adventist Church. Muriel and Freddie always found great joy in spending summers at the family camp on Pleasant Lake and many winter trips to Florida visiting family. She also had a passion for cooking and was known far and wide for her delicious fudge.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by loving husband Freddie in 1998. Surviving is her three children, Pamela Marshall-Pickford and husband, Edward, of Orono, Edwin Marshall and wife, Phyllis Ann, of Calais and Dennis Marshall and wife, Jeannine, of Calais; four grandchildren, Norman Mallory, Bethany D’Salva and husband, Roman, Janice Marshall, and Melissa Marshall; two great-granddaughters, Josie and Ava; two sisters, Pauline Thompson and Freda Hill and husband, Gerald; brother, Elton Howard; special cousins, Jean and John Wood; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Muriel’s life will be held 1 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Calais Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8 Chapel St., Calais. Burial will be afterward at Calais Cemetery. Donations in Muriel’s memory may be made to Calais Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8 Chapel St., Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.