Marguerite "Peg" Vivian Small, 92

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BATH — Marguerite “Peg” Vivian Small, 92, died July 12 at her home.

She was born March 18, 1920, in Townley, Ala., the daughter of Vivian Colby and Cleveland Ulysses Brown.

She graduated from Morse High School, class of 1938, and from Westbrook Junior College in 1940. After college, Small worked in the personnel department of Bath Iron Works. There she met her husband, Donald N. Small. They married in 1949 and had three children, Donald N. Small Jr., Joseph Colby Small and Mary Eleanor Small.

Small spent much of her life volunteering with local organizations. She was a long-time member of the Bath Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Grace Episcopal Church Vestry and Doers. She volunteered regularly at the Bath Memorial Hospital coffee shop, where she also was a frequent patron.

Small was active in local politics and served many years as treasurer of the Bath Republican City Committee. She frequently hosted Republican fundraisers and particularly enjoyed helping Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. Small was the number-one campaign worker for her daughter, Mary.

Small loved playing golf with her good friend, Mamie Guild, and enjoyed traveling with Mamie and Janet Bussey. Small also enjoyed weekly bridge games.

Because of the care she received for the past two years, Small was able to remain in her home after a debilitating fall and surgery. She received care from CHANS Home Health Care, and most recently her caregivers were Laurie Small and Donna Rice Wallace.

Small is predeceased by her husband, Donald, and sons Donald Jr. and Joseph.    

She is survived by daughter Mary and her husband, Dean Bailey; granddaughter Margaret Bailey Miller and her husband, Jason; granddaughter Kathleen Bailey; granddaughter Sayra Small Leino and her husband, Brett; and one great-grandson, Holden Leino.

A memorial service was held July 17 at Grace Episcopal Church in Brunswick. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. Condolences may be made online at