NEW LIMERICK - Eleanor L. McGary 82, died Dec. 15, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. She was born Dec. 5, 1932 at Patten, the daughter of Charles T. and Caroline L. (Mason) Cole.
Eleanor grew up in Patten and attended Houlton schools. She was a life long member of the Oakfield Baptist Church. Eleanor married William "Billy" McGary and together raised their family on the farm. She enjoyed downhill skiing at Squaw Mountain and May Mountain. She loved cooking for her family and spending time with them especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an avid Red Sox fan.
Eleanor is survived by her children Wayne McGary and Sharon of Houlton, Caroline "Sis" Lowery and Mike of New Limerick, Wally McGary of Oakfield, Carla McPartland and Frank, Leslie Emerson and Danny all of New Limerick, Matthew McGary and Misty of Merrill; 15 grandchildren Jeremy Locke, Joshua Locke, Erica Tweedie, Katie Mania, Olivia Shields Lacey McGary, Lauren McGary, William McGary, Mallory McPartland, Martha McPartland, Brooke Emerson, Kali Emerson, Lexi Emerson, Hannah McGary and Haley McGary, 11 great grandchildren Sophia, Aiden, Camden, Aubrey, Jay, Ty, Leo, Enza, Cami Ally and Beckett; two sisters Florence Nason and Alice Geraldine Joslyn both of Houlton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband William "Billy" McGary, several brothers and sisters. The family would like to thank Dr. Abouleish and the staff at Gardiner Health Care Facility for all the care and compassion bestowed upon their mother during her time there.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday 1 p.m. at the Dunn Funeral Home with Rev. Sterling Lawrence officiating. Interment will be in Lower Smyrna Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Eleanor's memory maybe made payable to Bridge to Hope c/o Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park Street, Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com