BRUNSWICK — Muriel Rose Fanning, 86, died Dec. 28 at her home.
She was born in Newark, N.J., May 22, 1923, daughter of Augustus and Mary Kelly Erickson, and attended local schools.
On April 15, 1950, she married Gerald John Fanning.
She was active in her church community in New Jersey and after moving to Maine in 1999, became an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick.
Her family was her greatest love and her kindness and generosity to family and friends will be her enduring legacy.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Joanne Fanning and two brothers, John and Austin Erickson, and a nephew, Daniel Sautter.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Gerald of Brunswick; five sons, Gerald A. Fanning of Belmar, N.J., Patrick Fanning of Livingston, N.J., Victor Fromm and his wife Lilly of West Hartford, Conn., William Fromm and his wife Beth of Campbell, Calif., and Austin Fanning of Cedar Grove, N.J.; and five daughters, Maureen Fanning of Millburn, N.J., Sheila Venard and her husband Bob of Harpswell, Karen O’Hare and her husband Peter of Winchester, Va., Muriel Anne Fanning of Randolph, N.J. and Eileen Fanning of West Orange, N.J.; a sister, Natalie and her husband, Thomas F. Sautter, II of Carlisle, Penn., and their five children; and nine grandchildren.
Memorial services were held last week.
Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.
A tribute of her life may be viewed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.