Mary E. Nugent, 102: Longtime career in retail

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PORTLAND — Mary Elizabeth Nugent, 102, died Nov. 10 at the Barron Center.

On May 19, 1908, she was born in Portland, a daughter of Walter Herbert and Isabelle Larkin Nugent, and attended Portland schools.

She had a longtime career in retail and over the years worked at Owen Moores, Grant Knowles and lastly, Schlosburgs.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Barron Center for their wonderful care and compassion.

She was predeceased by a brother, Walter Nugent, and a sister, Catherine Nugent Ham.

Survivors include her nephews, James Ham of California, Peter Ham of Indiana, Walter Nugent and Joseph Nugent of Massachusetts, and nieces, Betsy Ham Fouts of Indiana and Andrea Nugent of Massachusetts; a cousin, Nancy A. Bailey of Scarborough; grandnephews, Craig, Peter, Andrew and Christopher Fouts of Indiana, and James Ham of California, and a grandniece, Alexandra Ham of California.

Visiting hours will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland, with an 11 a.m. funeral service at the funeral home to follow.

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