Margaret T. Bliss, 76

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BRUNSWICK — Margaret T. Bliss, 76, died Sept. 6 at Mid Coast Hospital.

Born in Orange, N.J., on Sept. 25, 1934, a daughter of Edward and Caroline Bliss Taylor, and graduated from Northfield School for Girls in Northfield, Mass.  She later attended Pomona College in California and graduated from Columbia Presbyterian School of Nursing in New York City.

While she worked as a nurse at Yale University Hospital she also served with the Visiting Nurse’s Association in Guilford, Conn. She later moved to Harvard, Mass., where she raised her two children and became involved in local politics, and served as president of the Harvard League of Women Voters, and president of the Massachusetts state League of Women Voters.  

In 1999 she moved to Bath with her husband, Arthur Dean Bliss, where she was a member of the Bath Garden Club and the Bath Library. Along with her husband Arthur, she was instrumental in the preservation of the Zorach Fountain “The Spirit of the Sea” in Bath.  

In 2005 she moved to Brunswick and was a member of First Parish Church, Curtis Memorial Library, and Friends of Bowdoin.  

She was known for cooking fabulous dinners for family, friends and neighbors, had a passion for art, and was an avid reader.

Her husband predeceased her in 2004. She was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Millie.

Surviving are her son, Jim Bliss and his wife, Joyce, and their two sons of St. Louis, Mo.; her daughter, Katherine Bliss and her partner, Patricia Keighley of Norton, Mass., and their five daughters; two sisters, Josephine Roberts of Charlottesville, Va., and Mary Anne Gross of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at First Parish Church in Brunswick.

Memorial donations can be made to the Friends of the Zorach Fountain, P.O. Box 846, Bath, ME 04530.  

Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.  

Condolences can be expressed at brackettfuneralhome.com

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