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BANGOR – Mary H. Glans passed away Feb. 15, 2010, after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Warren, Pa., daughter of Joseph and Erna (Sedon) Hennessy. Mary was educated in the Warren School system and served her country during World War II in the U.S. Army. After her military service, she returned to Warren and was employed as a telephone operator at Bell Telephone. She relocated to Bangor when her husband was transferred and continued her telephone service at NYNEX retiring in 1977. She continued working at the switchboard of Merrill Trust for another 12 years. Mary was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Bangor, where she sang in the choir, and volunteered at the soup kitchen and in the church office. She was also a volunteer for many years at St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor. Mary was very proud of her military service and participated in the many holiday parades marching with the veterans. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Thayer of Bangor and Lori Doak and her husband, Eric, of Newburgh; one brother, John Hennessy; one sister, Margaret Sorenson, both of Warren; and five grandchildren, Corey Thayer and his wife, Heidi, of Hermon, Lorena Martin of Los Angeles, Lindsey Martin of Buxton, Nick Doak of Old Town and Jarod Doak of Los Osos, Calif. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her brother, William Hennessy; and sisters, Florence Sharp, Helen Johnson and Lois Albaugh. The family would like to thank the staff at Woodlands Alzheimer’s unit in Brewer, the Veterans Home, Eastern Maine Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital for all the wonderful, compassionate care they provided to Mary during her illness. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, with the Rev. Stephanie Salinas, pastor of First Baptist Church of Bangor, officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor, after the service. Interment will be announced in the spring at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta. Those wishing to remember Mary in a special way may make gifts in her name to First Baptist Church of Bangor, 56 Center St., Bangor, ME 04401 or Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.

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