HUDSON - Marlene F. (Miles) Bryant, 71, wife of Harold L. Bryant, died Aug. 1, 2013, at her home. She was born March 14, 1942, in Stillwater, daughter of Linwood and Olive (Wickett) Miles.
She had been employed at Orono Commons Nursing Home as a valued employee for 31 years. She had been a member of the Grange, the Rebekah's and Veterans of Foreign Wars
Auxiliary. Marlene enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting and most of all, her family.
Surviving in addition to her husband of Hudson are her children, Kirk L. Bryant and wife, Ericka, of Vinalhaven, Sylvia M. Page and husband, James, of Corinth, Harold L. Bryant Jr. and wife, Kym, of Pittsfield, N.H., Christine A. Kealiher and husband, Kenneth Jr., of Corinna, Kevin L. Sanborn and companion, Rebecca, of Hudson, Tammie L. Tilton and companion, John Wickett, of Corinth, Leroy H. Bryant and wife, Sheila, of Clifton and Tammy S. Bryant of Bucksport; two sisters, Barbara M. Sulinski of Hermon and Penny M. Stalder and Robert of Peachtree City, Ga.; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; lifelong friend, Carol Robbins; and close friends, Ruth Trask, Sharon Judkins and Wanda Grant-Poullin. In addition to her parents, Marlene was predeceased by her siblings, Henry L. Miles, Steve W. Miles, Joyce Mae Miles, Sylvia J. Miles and Sherry Miles; daughter-in-law, Bonnie L. Williams; and son-in-law, Michael S. Tilton. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Eastern Maine, especially nurse Jessica Lugdon, Cancer Care of Maine, especially Dr. Astrid Andreescu and her staff and Dr. Thomas D. Hayward for the care given to Marlene during her illness.
Friends may visit 2-3 p.m. Saturday, at Thompson Funeral Home, 17 Hudson Road, Corinth, where funeral services will be held 3 p.m. with the Rev. Garnett Chute officiating. Burial will be at Hudson cemetery. Those who wish may make donations in Marlene's memory to Harold Bryant, 2774 Hudson Road, Hudson, ME 04449. Please visit www.ThompsonFuneralHome.org