GREENBUSH – Marie Theresa Loring, 80, went to be with her Lord April 4, 2012.

She was born in Morristown, N.J., daughter of Henry J. and Ellen (Casey) Smith.

Marie grew up in New Jersey and moved to the Greenbush area in 1963. She was a proud member of Faith Tabernacle Church, Indian Island. Family was very important to Marie and she took pride in her nine children. Other than her family, crafts were her world.

Marie is survived by her eight children, Linda McPhee and her husband, Charlie, of Inwood, W.Va., Amy Taylor of Hollis, Ellen Moore and her husband, George, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Catherine Berry and her husband, Benjamin, of Lowell, Theresa White and her husband, Ralph, of Old Town, Jeanie Perkins and her husband, Steve, of Orono, Trudy Koxarakis and her husband, Mike, of Old Town, and Tracy Shorey and her husband, Jeff, of Old Town; 25 grandchildren, Clermont, Wayne, Fred, Kevin and Kurt McPhee, James, Hiedi, Joseph and Shane Pellitier, Marie, Margret and Roger Cannell, Linda, Jere and Rena Small, Alan Aldridge, Hannah McMan, Amy, Stephen and Timothy Rediker, Depina and Antonio Koxarakis, and Trudy, Jeffery and Sara Shorey; many great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren; brother, Henry Smith Jr.; sister, Catherine Bacon, both of Johnsonburg, N.J.; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Marie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Fred; and son, Alan.

Family and friends are invited to call 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. A funeral service will be celebrated 2 p.m. Saturday at New Life Apostolic Church, Bennoch Road, Old Town, with the Rev. Clara Cote officiating. A light reception for continued fellowship will be held after the service at the church. Interment will be in the spring 2 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Cardville Cemetery, Greenbush. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie’s honor may be made to Indian Island Faith Tabernacle Church, P.O. Box 242, Old Town, ME 04468. Notes of condolences may be left at

www.birminghamfuneralhome.com.