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HODGDON - Mary Rouse 93, died Nov. 6, 2014 at a local hospital. She was born Nov. 15, 1920 at Boston, Mass, the daughter of John and Antoinette (Guisti) Mucci.

Mary was a graduate of East Boston High School, Boston, Mass. She met and married W. Harold Rouse in 1943. Mary was the town manger in Linneus for many years, then secretary for the superintendent of schools in Hodgdon. She was a member of the Hodgdon Methodist Church and instilled her strong faith in her family. She was a 4-H leader for many years. Mary was a talented artist and loved gardening. She always looked for the best in people, especially children and was very devoted to her family. She enjoyed time with special friends and will be missed by all who knew her.

Mary is survived by two daughters Peggy Smallwood and her husband Paul of Clayton, NC, Joan Sullivan and her husband Lewis of Hodgdon; seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren; her sister Sue Todd of Burke, VA; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her siblings Frank Mucci, Anne Mucci, Anthony Mucci, Camillo Mucci, Irene Donahue and Angie Faye, son-in-law Ellsworth "Bucky" Malone, special friend Charles Coffin.

Friends may call at the Dunn Funeral Home Sunday, Nov. 9, 5:00PM until the time of the service 6:00PM with Paula Lilley officiating. Interment will be in the Hodgdon Cemetery. Gifts may be made in Mary's memory to the Hodgdon Methodist Church or Cary Library for children's art books c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com
Published on  November 8, 2014
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