- Maxine E. Neal, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at a Millinocket hospital. She was born on December 10, 1923, in Millinocket, the daughter of George A. and Mary O. (Rachon) Ferland.
Maxine grew up in Millinocket, and attended Stearns High School. She was a communicant of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. Maxine was a hard worker, and enjoyed many years of working, first for her brother, Melvin, at Ferland's Jewelers, and then at Harris' Bakery, a local flower shop, many years at Steeve's Hardware, and finally at Furniture, after which she retired. Maxine also enjoyed cooking, as well as playing Bingo and cards with her friends. She was very proud of her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Maxine is survived by four children, Beverly LaPlante, Joel Neal and his wife, Ella, Noreen McFalls, and Jeffrey Neal and his wife, Linda, all of Millinocket; twelve grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a special granddaughter and caregiver, Rona Heher; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Maxine was predeceased by her husband, Harvey Neal, Jr., with whom she shared 71 years of marriage, and also by a son, Keith Neal, three brothers, George, Melvin, and Wayne Ferland, a sister, Carleen Buchanan, two sons-in-law, and Paul LaPlante and Gary McFalls.
Maxine will be buried with her husband at the Millinocket Cemetery.
Gifts in memory of Maxine may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.
Published on  March 13, 2018