- Margaret R. 'Peg' Black-Connor, 97, passed away Sat. April 8, 2017, at a Bangor hospital. She was born December 15, 1919, in Hudson, the daughter of Gardner E. and A. Gertrude (Stover) Reed.
Peg graduated from Brewer High School, Class of 1939. She married Elwin E. Black on Nov. 7, 1941. They owned and operated Black's Dairy Freeze for 8 years. Peg was a member of the First Congregational Church of Brewer. She was active in the Women's Fellowship and held several offices over the years. After the death of Elwin in 1971 she volunteered her time with Literacy Volunteers and Meals for Me. She worked for the Brewer Public Library for 20 years, retiring in 1994. In 1991 she married Edward I. Connor. They enjoyed 10 years of companionship, traveling and often visiting friends and relatives, until Ed's passing in 2001.
Peg was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles, weekly card games with friends, staying in touch with high school friends in a club called Not a "He" Club, Wednesday morning breakfast club, bowling, traveling, and cooking. She especially loved being outdoors, planting and tending to her flowers for all to enjoy. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. Peg touched the lives of others with her kind and giving ways. She will fondly be remembered by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by four children, Russell E. Black and wife Roberta of ME and FL, Richard I. Black and wife Joanne of Newport and Zephyrhills,FL, Catherine A. Wilson of Brewer, Rodney C. Black and wife Lisa of Atascadero, CA. Seven grandchildren; Vickie Black-Vigue and husband Tom of Tacoma, WA, Kevin J. Black and wife Zina of Bangor, Tavi Taylor Black and husband Dorsey Davis of Vashon, WA, Michelle L. Bloom and husband Eric of Milford, KS, Lori J. Brown and husband Christopher of Etna, Matthew Black of Atascadero, CA, Rachel Black Valsquez and husband Johnny of Riverside, CA. Seven great-grandchildren; Johnathan F. Noonan and wife Haley, Andrew T. Noonan, Casey Black, Jake Black, Dawson L. Brown, Owen M. Brown and Zelda J. Davis; one sister, Geraldine Henkener and husband Bill of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; many nieces and nephews.
Peg was predeceased by a grandson, Everett Taylor Black; six sisters; G. Armida Kimball, Barbara A. Townsend, Reta A. Fernald, Blanche M. Hewey, Marjorie F. Kelley and Mildred A. Crane; four brothers; Carleton G. Reed, Donald E.A. Reed, Stanley A. Reed, and Gardiner E. Reed Jr., and one special sister-in-law, Ruth Black Petrie and husband Robert "Bob."
A Service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 S. Main Street, Brewer, with Rev. Grace Bartlett, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Brewer, presiding. Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. until the start of the service. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments in the Family Reception Rooms of the Brewer Chapel following the service. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Brewer. Gifts in her memory may be made to St. Joseph's Healthcare, Diabetes Fund, P.O. Box 1638, Bangor, ME. 04402-1638; or to EMMC, EMHS Foundation, Heart Fund, or to the Lafayette Family Cancer Center, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  April 29, 2017