- Margaret Lucille Varney, 89, passed away Friday January 20, 2017, at her residence. She was born April 24, 1927, in Weston, the daughter of Orland and Lois L. (Cleaves) Gilpatrick. Margaret loved writing poetry and music and was a published author. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and hosting yard sales.
She is survived by three children: Stephen E. Varney and his wife Robin, Beverly J. Kirk and her husband Donald, and Nancy L. McMannus all of Houlton. She also leaves behind a brother; Paul O. Gilpatrick and his wife Genevieve of Weston, two sisters; Ann M. Hart of Whitleyville, TN, Glenise M. Lynds of Houlton, as well as 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, a sister-in-law Vivian Lloyd of Danforth and several nieces and nephews, including Kathie Mills and Connie Van Dykes both of Houlton, and a special friend Debbie Miller of Houlton. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Ervin E. Varney, and three siblings; Frances M. Levesque, Barbara L. Murray, and Donald T. Lloyd.
A graveside service will be conducted in the spring at Hodgdon Cemetery, Hodgdon. Those who wish to remember Margaret in a special way may make donations in her memory payable to the charity of choice c/o Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com
Published on  January 23, 2017