Mary's Story

Dexter - Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Philbrick Mosley passed away on September 24, 2016. Betty, born August 13, 1923 in Presque Isle, Maine, was the fifth child of John H. Philbrick and Grace Blaisdell Philbrick. At the age of one month, her family moved to Corinna Center where she grew up and graduated from Corinna Union Academy in 1942, then from Augusta General Hospital in 1946. June 26, 1949, she married the love of her life, Philip Dudley Mosley of Dexter, who preceded her in death in 2004. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1999.
She is survived by four sons and their wives: Eugene and Eva Mosley, of Norfolk, VA; John and Carol Mosley of Westbrook; David and Phyllis Mosley of Dexter; Paul and Amy Mosley of Dover Foxcroft; two former daughters-in-law, Margie Mosley and Shelly Mosley; one sister-in-law, Janet Woodward of Newport, as well as one niece and three nephews.
Betty is also survived by her extended family, Dennis and Nancy Hoskins, their children, Carl "Gus" Hoskins and Kathy Hoskins; and the Hoskins grandchildren. Betty had many grandchildren: Jennifer and Joseph Ramos of Queensbury, NY; Philip Donald Mosley of Phoenix, AZ; Sarah Mosley and Christopher Mosley of Westbrook; Elisha, Benjamin and Andrew Mosley of Saco; step-grandchildren Patrick, Daniel and William West; Alyssa Phinney and Branin Blodgett; great-grandchildren Manny, Kenzie and Izzie, Z'Mya Rose and step-great-grandchildren: Ariel, Trent, and Lexi. Betty was preceded in death by her siblings: Edgar, Charles, Robert, Charlotte and Joan.
Betty was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church.
After cremation, Betty's ashes will be combined with Philip's ashes. They will be buried together at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter. There will be no visiting hours, just a simple graveside service next summer. Following the service there will be a gathering of family and friends at Ripley United Methodist Church.
Donations in Betty Mosley's memory may be made to Ripley United Methodist Church, c/o Margie Mosley, 3 S. View Lane, Dexter, ME 04930-1515.
Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter.
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