BRUNSWICK — Marie T. Mallon, 86, died March 24 after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease at Winship Green Center in Bath.
She was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 22, 1925, the daughter of Sarah McIntyre. She attended St. Anne’s School and the John W. Hallahan Catholic School for Girls.
In 1949 she moved to California and for several years was the principal buyer for the C.F. Horan Co. In 1961 she married Tom Mallon at the Old San Gabriel Mission. They made their home in Whittier, Calif., for the next 10 years, during which time they were blessed with two wonderful children, Tommy and Theresa.
In 1970 the family moved to Maine and happily settled in Brunswick. After the move Mallon established the Tontine Fine Candy Store, which proved to be quite successful. She later opened stores in Auburn and Wiscasset. She made many friends in the area and her husband often said that even though he worked at Bowdoin College for many years he is better known around town as “the Candy Lady’s Husband.”
She was a faithful and devoted member of St. Charles Church-All Saint’s Parish.
She is survived by Tom, her loving husband of 51 years, and children Tom and his wife, Kim, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Theresa and her husband, Ward VanDriest, of Longmont, Colo.
Visiting hours were held on March 28 at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 12 at St. Charles Borromeo Church-All Saints Parish with the Rev. Frank Murray officiating. Burial took place at Growstown Cemetery in Brunswick.
Donations in Mallon’s Memory may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Church-All Saints Parish, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, ME 04011.