FALMOUTH — Marion J. Hebert, 79, of Falmouth, died peacefully May 11 at Maine Medical Center, surrounded by her loved ones.
Born in Bath on June 24, 1935, she was the daughter of Cleveland and Bertha (Morse) Holbrook. She spent her childhood in Winnegance, and was a 1953 graduate of Morse High School.
Hebert was a direct descendant of Daniel Morse, who settled in Phippsburg more than 250 years ago and whose family later built much of Bath including the high school. Years after her graduation, Hebert continued to take pride in her community and her school, and enjoyed attending class reunions and alumni gatherings.
For many years, she worked at Bath Iron Works as an administrative secretary. Following her retirement, she owned a successful bed-and-breakfast in Small Point and also worked at Phippsburg Town Hall. She enjoyed her work there, especially with the staff and the town’s Planning Board.
In her free time, Hebert spent many hours gardening, playing the piano, dancing, knitting gifts for her family, visiting Popham Beach and enjoying local seafood. She loved attending Bath’s July 4 celebration and listening to the Bath Municipal Band. And nothing made her happier than holidays and family gatherings at her home, with her children and their spouses, grandchildren and lifelong friends.
Hebert was predeceased by her husband, Doran F. Hebert, three sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by her two sons, Richard A. Quimby II, of Phippsburg, and John M. Quimby, of Brunswick; and her two daughters, Nancy J. (Quimby) Ferro and husband, Robert, of Westbrook, and Laura A. (Gallant) Mynahan and husband, Patrick, of Alfred. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Callie Dutton, of Portland, Olivia and Katherine Mynahan, of Alfred, and Lucas Quimby, of Brunswick, as well as several nieces and nephews.
A service was held May 16 at Desmond Funeral Home, in Bath, followed by a procession to Morningside Cemetery in Phippsburg.
Hebert’s family wishes to thank the staff of Foreside Harbor and the nurses and doctors at Maine Medical Center for their care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Phippsburg Fire and Rescue or Police departments.