Marjorie H. Lunt, 95

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PORTLAND — Marjorie Haynes Lunt, 95, a resident of Cedars Nursing Facility, died April 26 at Maine Medical Center with her daughter, Jacqui, by her side.

She was born in Portland on Jan. 19, 1920, the daughter of Frances (Miller) and Isaiah Haynes.

Marjorie lived in Portland as a child, and graduated in 1940 from Deering High School, where she played the bass fiddle. In 1942, she married John Osgood Lunt, and they made their home in East Deering, on the site of the former Daniel Lunt Farm.

The couple spent summers and autumns on Long Island in Casco Bay, living in a cottage with no indoor plumbing and no electricity. But she learned to adapt, and pressed her husband’s work shirts with fireplace andirons. She also learned how to clam and fish from her father-in-law, Eugene.

On the island, Lunt was active in the Evergreen United Methodist Church, and frequently baked goods for its summer fair. She loved to sew, and made curtains for the cottage as well as clothes for her two daughters. She took great care of the cottage, and made sure it was always “spic and span.”

She was predeceased by her husband and by her parents. 

Survivors include her daughters, Jacqueline O. Lunt, of Portland and Long Island, and Susan (Lunt) Wilcox and husband, Fulton R. Wilcox, of New Jersey and Long Island; grandchildren, including Rebecca Lunt Wilcox and husband, Robert J. Hanney, Jonathan Wilcox and wife, Joanne, and Rob Wilcox and partner, Rose Rubino, all of New Jersey and Long Island; and six great-grandchildren, Kathleen, Grace, Robbie, Jack, Julia and Jonas.

The family extends thanks to longtime caregiver Marie Riddle, the doctors and nurses of Maine Medical Center, the nursing staff at the Cedars, and many others.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 13, from 10-11 a.m., followed by a celebration of life at A.T. Hutchins Funeral & Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Evergreen United Methodist Church of Long Island, in care of Alana Rich, or to Changing Tides of Long Island, in care of Sharon Marr.