Mae's Story

HOWLAND - Mae Shirland, 89, died October 19, 2015 at a Howland health care facility. She was born March 30, 1926 in Howland the daughter of Ernest and Elizabeth (Roach) Shirland.

Mae worked at the Atlas Plywood Company and Pine Tree Tanning Company in Howland. She retired from Goding Concrete of Lincoln. She enjoyed travelling, playing cards, going to Beano and music jams.

She is survived by a sister, Dawn Gilley, brother Larry Shirland and his wife Sue of Colchester, VT; nieces Diane Michaud of Lowell and Jana Stevens of Lee; nephews Dan Gilley of Howland and Lee Haskell of Lincoln; numerous great and great great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Phillip Shirland, a sister Virginia (Ginny) Haskell and a nephew Bruce Haskell.

Graveside services will beheld at 2:00 pm, November 1, 2015 at the Howland Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Taylor officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Penobscot Valley Humane Society. For an online guest book please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com Arrangements are with Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road Lincoln, Me.
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