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PORTLAND — Frances A. Plain, 79, of Pocomoke City, Maryland, and formerly of Portland, died July 12.
Born July 20, 1934, in Portland, she was a daughter of William Dorr Smith and Gladys Maude Barter Smith Dyer.
A longtime resident of Portland’s East End, Plain was a devout Catholic communicant and parishioner of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She was employed for over 25 years at Portland High School, and enjoyed playing bingo. She also volunteered for over 34 years with the Portland Press Herald’s Bruce Roberts Toy Fund for children.
Plain was predeceased by her parents; her twin brother, Franklin Lee Smith; another brother, William Dorr Smith Jr.; and a sister, Shirley Jeanette Calder.
She is survived by two daughters, Debra Beaulieu, of Portland, and Kathi French and her husband, Thomas, of Pocomoke City, Maryland; a brother, Albert C. Dyer, of Portland; a sister, Eleanor M. Landa of Tracy, California; three granddaughters, Lyndsay Plain Moodispaw and her husband, Paul, Courtney Damon Maloney and her husband, James, and Emily French Walters and her husband, Ben; two great-grandchildren, Maddison French and Edward James Walters; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service was held at Forest City Cemetery in South Portland on July 19. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Portland Press Herald Toy Fund, P.O. Box 7310, Portland, ME 04102.