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MATTAWAMKEAG – Marlene H. Libbey, 75, wife of Herbert Libbey Jr., passed away Feb. 22, 2010, at her home. She was born Sept. 16, 1934, in Millinocket, the daughter of Ralph and Memory (Saucier) Gagnon. Marlene sat many hours watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports. She was a mother to a lot of people. She was known for her famous cooking and always had a good word for everyone. She enjoyed being in her kitchen. Their business, The Crossroads, Main Street, Mattawamkeag, had people travel from far and wide for a piece of Marlene’s pie and the friendly, “home cooking” atmosphere. She will be fondly remembered by the many hunters who became more than just hunters to her, they became lifelong friends. She loved strawberries; she used to mash them up and make a sandwich from them. She enjoyed bowling, knitting and quilting, and was a member of the Tuesday Club. In addition to her husband, Herbert, she is survived by four children, Dale Hanscom and Sam Pelkey, Dean Libbey and his wife, Gina, Dixie Watson and her husband, Brent, all of Mattawamkeag, and Darrell Libbey and his wife, Lori, of Lincoln; nine grandchildren, Jimmy Hanscom and Rachel, Jamie Stiehl and Dan, Brent Watson and Heather, Brock Watson, Luke Libbey and Jana, Aimee Libbey, Tyler Libbey, Derek Libbey and Renee Libbey; great-grandchildren, Kourtney, Dominic, Jillian, Marissa, Sydnee, McKenna, Brandon and Thomas; her mother-in-law, Teresa Libbey; brothers and sisters, Galen Gagnon and Kathy, Wayne Gagnon and Kay, Ann Byers and Arnold, Linda Botting and Bernie, Joan McAvoy and Gerald, and Ronnie Gagnon and Christy; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, April Hanscom; and her father-in-law, Herbert Libbey Sr. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Myles Cyr and the Rev. Leon Robinson officiating. Spring interment will be at Mattawamkeag Cemetery. Those who wish may donate in her memory to Lifeflight of Maine. Donations may be left at the funeral home. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at

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