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VERONA ISLAND - On Saturday, June 4th at approximately 6:40 a.m., at the age of 81, Marilyn Edith (Dorr) Bowden passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at Westgate Manor. She was born on March 4, 1935, in Castine, the daughter of Merrill and Lillian (McKay) Dorr.

She graduated from Bucksport High School in 1954, and went on to marry Edgar Bowden, who preceded her in death. She worked for and retired from Champion Paper Company, was an active member of the Congregational Church and the Eastern Star. She enjoyed working with family at Hermon Mountain Ski Resort during winter months and was a familiar face at the Bucksport Senior Citizens Center, where she liked to help out.

She is survived by her two daughters, Debbie (Bowden) Atwood and her husband, Terry, Marlene (Bowden) Whitcomb and her husband, Bill Jr.; one son, David Bowden and his wife, Doriann; grandchildren, Kam Atwood and Melissa Hare, Corey and Julia Atwood, Bill III and Joey Whitcomb, Melissa and Ed Brown, Dante Bowden, Shayla Bowden; great-grandchildren, Tyler Atwood, Nora Whitcomb, Abby Whitcomb, Haley Brown and Breanna Brown.

Family and friends will gather for visitation from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm Street, Bucksport. A graveside service will follow at 6:30 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery, River Road, Bucksport.

Memorial contributions in Marilyn's memory may be made to the Bucksport Senior Citzens Center, 125 Broadway, Box 200, Bucksport, ME 04416.
Published on  June 7, 2016
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