BAILEYVILLE - Mary Lou Thornton, 76, passed away Feb. 18, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Mary Lou was born Dec. 29, 1936, in Clairmont, N.H., daughter of Hazen and Marion (Robb) Bagley.
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She grew up at Grand Lake Stream and attended James Bright School, Grand Lake Stream. She worked at Leen's Lodge, Chet's Camps, Georgia Pacific and Camp Babcock. Mary Lou was a member of Spednic Club and St. Croix RV Wanderer's Club. She enjoyed Fireside County Music, and camping with her RV family, watching softball, basketball and most of all, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Hazen G. Bagley and Marion (Robb) Bagley, she was predeceased by two daughters, Annette Marie Santerre Goode and husband, Patrick, and Shelley Marie Thornton. Surviving are her loving husband of 46 years, Royce Irman Thornton; son, Gary Santerre and wife, Becky; granddaughter, Holli; grandson, Kendall and companion, Felicia; great-grandchildren, Shaylee, Connor, Thomas and Charles; one loving sister, Kathleen Cochran and husband, Lyman; one loving brother, George H. Bagley and wife, Michelle; and sisters-in-law, Jackie Sprague and Evelyn "Spot" Thornton. She was also loved by several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Village Cemetery, Grand Lake Stream and will be announced in the spring. Donations in Mary Lou's memory may be made to a hospice foundation of your choice, or Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, P.O. Box 322, Ellsworth, ME 04605. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on February 20, 2013