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BANGOR - Marilyn Anne Jonason, 84, wife of the late Leonidas P. Jonason Sr. for 55 years, died June 24, 2016, in Bangor. She was born May 20, 1932, in Bangor, the daughter of Earle H. and Evelyn A. (Hewes) Kelley.

Lynn, as she was known, owned and operated Jonason's Green Lake Store during the 1980s. She also held a Realtor's license and dedicated herself to the care of her husband, Leo, for 20 years following a debilitating stroke. She enjoyed volunteering for the Hermon Historical Society, the American Red Cross, and assisting with S.A.T. testing at Bangor High School.

Surviving are four children, Karen J. Valesko and her husband, Tom, of Seneca Castle, NY, Anne J. Tidd of Bangor, Leonidas P. Jonason Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Bangor and Kelley Jonason-Noel and her husband, Derek, of Anaheim, CA; eight grandchildren, Andrew Tidd, Amy Tidd and her husband, Lucas, Darius Jonason and his wife, Patricia, Adam Boody, Amanda Jonason, Isabelle Jonason, Ethan Valesko and his wife, Sheryl, and Karilyn Valesko-Foster and her husband, Nathaniel; ten great-grandchildren; and two brothers, David Kelley and his wife, Gail Ellen, and Charles Kelley. She was predeceased by her husband, who died in May 2006.

Private interment will be in the family lot at Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maine Veterans' Home, 44 Hogan Rd., Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor. Memories and messages may be shared with family and friends at kileyandfoley.com.
Published on  June 27, 2016
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