- Heaven opened its gates on 10 January, 2017, to let another angel in when Marilyn Jack passed away at the Cross Winds Residential Care facility in Fort Kent, ME, after losing a 2+ year battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Presque Isle on December 23, 1936, the daughter of Arthur Hussey (of Presque Isle) and Doris (Grant) Hussey (originally from Woodstock NB).
After high school, Marilyn became a Licensed Practical Nurse working for a number of years at Dr. Hamlin's office in Caribou and then at the AR Gould Memorial Hospital. Marilyn then became a stay at home mom raising her four children. Following her husband's death Marilyn worked many years as a manager of Marston's book store in Presque Isle. When Marston's closed, Marilyn started working at Burrell's clipping service in Presque Isle retiring as a supervisor in 2007. After retiring Marilyn loved going for walks and could be seen walking around Presque Isle one to two times per day no matter what the weather. Marilyn also loved sitting on her front porch during the summer listening to music.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Robert Jack of Caribou and her brother Arthur Hussey of Long Beach, CA. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Robin and Brenda Collins of Londonderry, NH, son and daughter-in-law Patrick and Cindy Collins of Derry, NH, son Timothy Collins of Presque Isle, daughter and son-in-law Susan and David McKenney of Mars Hill; grandchildren Michael Collins and his wife Katherine of Derry, NH, Patricia Walker and her husband Jeffery of Manchester, NH, Meghann Collins of Presque Isle, Ethan, Jacob and Grayson McKenney of Mars Hill; two great grandchildren Izaak Collins of Baltimore, MD, and Madaline Collins of Derry, NH; sister Doreen Arena of Portsmouth, NH, and her four children and their families.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Cross Winds Residential Care Facility for the exceptionally wonderful and loving care they have provided Marilyn for the past two years.
Friends and family may call from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Duncan Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church Street, Presque Isle, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 14th, at 11 a.m., Rev. Tim Stohlberg officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in Marilyn's memory to the Alzheimer's Association Maine, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com
Published on  January 13, 2017