Maria A. McCartney, 88

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PORTLAND — Maria Anna “Mary” D’Alfonzo McCartney, 88, of Portland, died April 24 at Avita of Stroudwater, with her family by her side.

She was born June 1, 1926, in Portland, a daughter of Constantino and Giacinta Sabatini D’Alfonzo. She attended local schools.

She married James M. McCartney at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church on April 29, 1961, and together the couple began raising a family. He predeceased her on April 20, 2014.

Mary worked many years in retail for Woolworth’s and as the bookkeeper for the family business, D’Alfonzo and Sons. For nearly 10 years, she also worked for the Portland School District.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church.

McCartney enjoyed playing bingo and slot machines, cooking and baking, solving crossword puzzles, spending time at a lake or beach, going for drives and bowling in her local bowling league.

Above all else, she was devoted to her family. She loved family parties, and faithfully watched her children and grandchildren participate in sporting events.

In addition to her husband, McCartney was predeceased by her sister, Theresa Methot, and her brothers, Samuel, Joseph, John and Nunzi D’Alfonzo.

She is survived by her daughters, Theresa and husband, Edward Dufour, of Gorham, and Mary Ann and husband, Edward Casey, of California; sons, James J. and wife, Michelle McCartney, of Windham, and John and wife, Gaylene McCartney, of Westbrook; a brother, Nicholas D’Alfonzo; 10 grandchildren, E.J., Molly, Gemma, Cameron, Caleb, Cayden, Olivia, Daniel, Mary and Eddie; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the staff of Avita of Stroudwater for the compassionate care they provided over the last several months.

Visiting hours are scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Joseph’s Church, 673 Stevens Ave., Portland.

Interment was scheduled to follow in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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