Mary H. Farmer Marquis, 84

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HARPSWELL — Mary H. Farmer Marquis, 84, of Brunswick, died Sept. 25 at her daughter’s home in Harpswell.

Born in Sarah Anne, W.Va., on March 2, 1927, she was a daughter of James A. Howes Sr., and Hattie Dingess Howes and the granddaughter of Devil Anse Hatfield.

For 65 years she lived in Brunswick, where she worked as an LPN for many years at Brunswick Hospital, and at Morang Nursing Home before opening up the Greenwood Convalescent Care on Greenwood Road in Brunswick.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles E. Farmer, who died on Sept. 25, 1985, and by her second husband, Albert Marquis, who died on July 12, 2004.                                       

Surviving are her son, Dennis C. Farmer and his wife Pam of Woolwich, and two daughters, Charlene St. Claire and her husband, Jack Pitts of St. Augustine, Fla., and Linda Webber and her husband Richard of Harpswell; her brother, James Anderson Howes, Jr., of W.Va.; a half brother, Jerry Cook of Brunswick; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the First Free Will Baptist Church on Church Road in Brunswick.  

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Free Will Baptist Church, Church Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.  

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

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