Maxine's Story

JAY AND HUDSON - Maxine C. Given, 86 of Jay and Hudson, died Thursday, December 24th at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor. She was born December 21, 1929 in Wilton, the daughter of Walter Cushman and Laura Adeline (Bickford) Cushman.

She attended Wilton Academy. On November 25, 1948, she married Richard "John" Given, they made their home and raised their family in Jay. He passed away November 10, 1999. She worked at Norwalk Shoe for several years and later ran a day care out of her home. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, bingo and cards, but especially loved the time spent with her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Jeanne Jackson and her husband Richard of Jay; and Joanne Morin and her husband Norman "Champ" of Hudson; her son, John Given and his wife Jennifer of Berlin, NH, 6 grandchildren, Stacy Gagnon, Heather Barrows, Stephen Given, Russell Jackson, Emily Clement and Ashley Given, 4 great-grandchildren, Andrew Gagnon, Shawn Gagnon, Austin Welch and Chloe Clement, and great-great grandson, Aden Gagnon, 5 sisters, Barbara Wardwell of Wilton; Marie Thompson and her husband "Skip' of North Jay; Mary Hyde of Farmington; Jeannette Dunham and her husband Wilfred of Farmington and Kathleen Brackey and her husband Robert of Strong; 2 brothers, Ronald Cushman and his wife Linda and Leland Cushman and wife Sandy all of Wilton; brothers-in-law, Anthanase Couture and Bert Given and his wife Joyce all of Jay; sister-in-law, Irene Given of Chesterville and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son Herbert Given, granddaughters, Stephanie and Rhonda Jackson, brother, Donald Cushman and sister, Roberta Brown.

Visiting hours will be held from 11-1PM with the funeral service immediately following at 1PM on Thursday, December 31st at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Interment in the spring at Jay Hill Cemetery, Main Street, Jay, Maine. If desired contributions may be made to the: A-T Children's Project, 5300 West Hillsboro Blvd #105, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073 to benefit research.

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