Marrena's Story

SCARBOROUGH - Marrena "Tena" Carlson Bustard, 79, of Coralburst Lane, died, Sunday, March 27, 2016, at her home. She was born in Fort Kent on September 13, 1936, a daughter of Ernest C. and Jeannette B. (Nolan) Carlson.

She attended Presque Isle schools and graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Lewiston. She married Frederick C. Bustard in Presque Isle on August 4, 1962. She was a nurse at The Aroostook Medical Center from 1958 till her retirement in 1980. She enjoyed the neighborhood and watching her kids grow up on Pine St. in Presque Isle. She was a volunteer at the St. Vincent DePaul soup kitchen in Portland for several years.

She is predeceased by two brothers, Ernest C. Carlson Jr. and Warren Carlson; and two sisters, Joyce Carlson and Shirley Carlson. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years; daughter, Karen Crandall and husband, Clair, of Grey; two sons, Daniel Bustard of Scarborough and Joseph Bustard and wife, Lynda, of Simpsonville, South Carolina; two sisters, Sheila Carlson of Portland and Sandra Muggler and husband, Michael, of Yorktown, Virginia; brother, Keith Carlson and wife, Yvonne, of Presque Isle; three grandchildren, Matthew Crandall and wife, Nichole, of Falmouth, Drew Crandall and wife, Maia, of Cumberland and Rachel Bustard of Simpsonville, South Carolina; two stepgrandchildren, Thomas Graham and Rebecca Gossett; and great-granddaughter, Norah Crandall.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Burial will follow at Black Point Cemetery, Scarborough. Arrangements are by Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marrena's name to the Northern Maine Community College Foundation, 33 Edgemont Dr., Presque Isle, ME 04769. To visit Marrena's memorial page or share online condolences, please visit www.ctcrawford.com.
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