Annamarie Mackie, 57: Loved baking, sewing and family

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PORTLAND — Annamarie (Dipietro) Mackie, 57, of Portland, died July 11 at her home, surrounded by family and friends.

Mackie was born in Portland on July 21, 1956, a daughter of Nicholas and Katherine DiPietro. She attended Cathedral School and graduated from Deering High School in 1974. She was a homemaker for many years, and also worked in the food service industry, most recently as a prep cook at Bruno’s Restaurant.

Mackie was a member of both the Portland and Westbrook Eagles Auxiliaries, where she enjoyed socializing and helping to organize the special-needs Christmas party.

She loved baking and cooking, and was known for her delicious desserts. She was a talented seamstress who was proud of her fashion sense, and enjoyed making Halloween costumes and doll clothes. In her free time, she enjoyed watching NASCAR and following her favorite sports teams, the New York Yankees and the Chicago Bears. Mackie also loved singing and dancing, traveling, riding on motorcycles and ATVs, reading, and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Mackie; daughters Katherine J. (Lewis) Theriault, of Portland, and Cynthia L. Lewis, of South Portland; granddaughter Lilly Marie Theriault, of Portland; her parents, of Westbrook; mother-in-law Laurel Mackie; sister Pierina (DiPietro) Appleton; brothers Nicholas Dipietro, Concetto DiPietro and Mario DiPietro and wife, Jennifer; sisters-in-law Dian Joyce and husband, Michael, and Peggy Johns and husband, George; brothers-in-law William Mackie and wife, Tina, James Mackie and wife, Loretta, Russell Mackie, and Frank Mackie and wife, Elizabeth; special friend Linda Dickson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was predeceased by father-in-law, William Mackie.

Visiting hours will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at A.T. Hutchins, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 72 Federal St., Portland. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mackie’s name may be made to Port Resources, 280 Gannett Drive, South Portland, ME 04106

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