MEDWAY – Maxine went to her eternal rest, with her family by her side Dec. 22, 2013, at Penobscot Valley Hospital after suffering a stroke. She was born Dec. 11, 1929, the youngest daughter of Stillman and Clide (McNeil) York.
She was married for 55 years to Glenwood J. Coon who predeceased her on March 8,2004. Together they raised four sons. Maxine had retired several years ago as “head” cook from the Medway Middle School. A job she was very proud to have held, so much so, that she took her name plate home and hung it on her kitchen wall. Prior to that position, she had been a cook at the Katahdin Nursing Home in Millinocket. Maxine, also sold Avon products in years past and she enjoyed reading, playing cards and Yahtzee. After her husband retired, she became” chief coffee and lunch maker” for him and his friends every evening when they would gather in his garage, or better known to family as the “war room.”
She is survived by her sons, John P. and partner, Karen, of Grindstone, Stephen P. and wife, Rebecca, of Medway, Peter G. and wife, Donna, of Maricopa, Ariz., and Thomas D. and partner, Jolayne of Medway; 11 grandchildren, Janice and her husband, Eric Kaufman of Las Vegas, Nev., Jennifer and her husband, Kevin Cox of East Millinocket, John Coon, Jr. and his wife, Sybil of Ashburnham, Mass., Jason Coon and his wife, Michelle of Millinocket; Jeffery Coon of Levant, Lucas Coon and his wife, Tamsin of Fairfax, Vt., Kristie and her husband, Steven James of Levant; Danielle and her husband, James Brady of Maricopa, Ariz., Tiffany and partner, John Carll of Medway, Drew Coon of Medway; Brady Coon of Medway; 14 great-grandchildren, Devin, Shayna, Jayce and Jordan; Garrett; Arianna and Mariah; Cameron and Hollyn; Ethan, and Kelsie; Victoria, James and Hunter. She also leaves two sisters, Claudene Coon of Redding, Calif., and Eva Mundell of Brooksville, Fla., her sisters-in-law, Lois York of Portland and Doris Coon of Medway; her special niece, Betty Sprague of Readsboro, Vt.; and special nephews, David York and his wife, Agnes, of North Adams, Mass.; “Lucky” York and his wife, Mary of Sherman. Also, a special friend, whom she thought of as a fifth son, “Butch” Dellea of West Stockbridge, Mass., and her care giver and friend, Cindy Day of Medway; many, many more nieces and nephews too numerous to mention, but loved. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Madeline Johnson; brothers, Milton, Horace, Hollis, Robert, Herbert and her daughter-in-law, Joy Coon.
A memorial service will be held in the spring at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road. Lincoln, with burial at Medway Cemetery located on the Grindstone Road, Medway and will be published closer to that time. If you would like to remember Maxine in a special way, please make a donation in her memory to a charity of your choice. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.