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Mary E. Fitts Thurston, 87

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Mary E. Fitts Thurston, 87

YARMOUTH — Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Fitts Thurston, 87, died Nov. 15  in Yarmouth.

Born in Baldwin on May 15, 1923, to Mary (Norton) and Harland Black, she was educated in Baldwin schools and graduated from New Gloucester High School in 1941.

Later that year she married Lester Fitts; they made their home in Yarmouth, where she dedicated herself to caring for their family of four children.

After Lester died in January, 1978, she married Elwood “Al” Thurston in late 1978. She and Elwood continued to live in Yarmouth until his death in February 2000.

She is survived by her son, Earl Fitts and his wife Ellen of California, and their children, Karl and Krista; her daughter Janice Gilliam and her husband Raymond of Windham and their daughters, Darlene and Sarah; her son Ronald Fitts and his wife Paula of Virginia and their children, Jason, Adam and Jennifer; her son John Fitts and his wife Cindy of North Windham; her stepdaughter Betty Thurston of New Gloucester; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held last weekend.

Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.

Please visit lindquistfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of her life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 80 Elm St., Portland, ME 04101.