BANGOR – Mary Ann (Moody) Hale, 65, died Feb. 13, 2014, at home with her family, following a courageous fight with cancer. Mary was born Jan. 26, 1949, in Blue Hill, the daughter of Charles Everett and Catherine Alma (Herrick) Moody.
Mary is survived by her husband of 34 years, Byron; daughter, Catherine “Catie” and husband, Christopher “Chris” Robertson, and their daughter, Olivia Mary; her son, Elliott and wife, Michelle, and daughter, Allison Malia and son, Owen all of Bangor; her stepdaughter, Brynne and husband, Stephen Rinaldi, and their daughter, Rachel and sons, Scott and Eli of Orlando, Fla.; her mother and twin, Aunt Lucy Mailloux Ledien of Belfast; her brothers, David and wife, Mary, of Westwood, Mass., and Robert of Watertown Mass.; her niece, Sarah and husband, Kia Pourian, and their daughters, Magdelane and Maral of Boston; and her niece, Mariah and Yohan of Seattle; her cousins, Bruce Mailloux of Swanville, and Randy Mailloux of Belfast and their families; and her sister-in-law, Linda Hale of Belgrade Lakes.
Mary attended Belfast Schools and graduated from Camden-Rockport High School in 1967. Mary attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and graduated from the University of Maine in 1971 with a BS in Education. She formed lifelong friendships at High School and College and these friends were a source of comfort throughout her life. She then taught high school English in Ticonderoga, N.Y., before returning to Maine and Bangor. She met her husband at Webber Oil Company and started married life with a ready-made family that she took completely into her heart. She was a member of Hammond Street Congregational Church UCC, where, with her big heart, she was a member of the committee that created the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, and served for several years as the first President of the Board of Directors. She did daycare for Michael and Matthew and when her children started school she took her heart to the YWCA Daycare and then to the Bangor School Department as an Education Technician retiring after 25 years in April of 2013. Even though MS took her legs, it never took her heart. She was supported by her co-worker Sylvia and the Mary Snow Staff and, with warmest thoughts, the Mary Snow Book Club. She will also miss the “Gang of 4,” Betsy, Joan, Michelle, and Martha.
A celebration of Mary’s life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Hammond Street Congregational Church. Burial will be in the spring at Seaside Cemetery in Blue Hill with her father. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, 263 Main St., Bangor, ME 04401; Friends of Paraguay, care of Sylvia Ritz, 572 Main Road, Bradford, ME 04410; Cancer Care of Maine; or the charity of your choice.