Marion M. Winkelbauer, 83: Creative personality who loved Bowdoin College

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BRUNSWICK — Marion M. Winkelbauer, 83, died Oct. 6, at the Parkview Memorial Hospital.

Born in Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 10, 1925, she was the daughter of James Edward Fahey and Marie McLaughlin Fahey.

While living and working in Dallas, she met her future husband, Dr. Rudolf G. Winkelbauer and they married on March 2, 1954. After the birth of their two daughters they moved to Brunswick in 1961.

An active community volunteer, she supported numerous organizations including Regional Memorial Hospital, Curtis Memorial Library, Friends of the Library and the Village Improvement Association.

She loved Bowdoin College, and audited many classes over the years. An enthusiastic art history student, she became a docent at the Walker Museum of Art and job-shared the Museum Shop manager position with her longtime friend Marilyn Dwyer.

After retiring from the museum, she took up painting, which gave her great joy. She shared her creative talents with family and friends in many ways and was a wonderful mother and a devoted friend.

Her beloved brother, Donald Fahey, predeceased her.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Rudolf Winkelbauer of Brunswick; two daughters, Lori Parkinson and son-in-law Durward Parkinson of Kennebunk, and Chrissi Kelly and son-in-law Thomas Kelly of Tunbridge Wells, England; grandchildren, Emma and Isabel Parkinson and Jennifer and William Mosseri-Marlio.

A memorial service was held earlier this week.

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

Condolences can be expressed at

Memorial donations can be made to a favorite charity of choice.


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