Margaret Alden Williams
Levant - Margaret Alden Williams died in Bangor on October 4, 2019. She was born on September 20, 1946, to James and Myrtle (Bonney) Thibeau. What you really need to know is that our mom was a bad-ass. We have many stories to prove her bad-assery, including her years of being a cook at the St. Albans Consolidated School and the Charleston Correctional Facility (she said working with kids and inmates was very similar), or her work as a truck stop waitress or a nurse in a hospital morgue (which was her favorite job due to the fact her clients couldn't talk back). Or maybe even the years of her motorcycle riding.
But as her children, we saw her bad-assery in how she raised us--mostly on her own. How she fought for her son's health and was able to see him grow up until his body gave out at the age of 49.
And how she maintained her sense of humor as she endured fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, two broken hips, a shattered ankle, and dementia. She broke one of her hips while alone at home and dragged herself across the floor to reach the phone. She first called work to tell her she think she broke her hip and wouldn't be in, THEN she called an ambulance. See? Bad-ass.
But through all of this (and so much more), our mother loved her family fiercely. She was highly respected by those that worked with and knew her. She could be generous to a fault and loved to feed people. This was how she showed her love (which is evident by our chubby-faced school photos). To say we will miss our mom is a gross understatement, but to say she is unforgettable is the absolute truth.
She is survived by her daughters and son-in laws, Bonnie Williams and Steve McLain of Trenton, Holly Williams and Walter Chapin III of Levant and Larry Bryson of Palmyra; sisters, Helen Overlock of Levant and Bonnie Bastin of Sherwood, AR; brother and sister-in-law, Alden and Glenda Thibeau of Mansfield, OH; grandchildren, Amber Jordan of Fairfield and Briar Chapin of Levant; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Gavin Yeomans and Jaxson Jordan of Fairfield. She was predeceased by her parents, her partner, Paul Tarr; her oldest sister, Blanche Orlando; and her son, Philip Williams, Jr.
There will be a celebration of our mother's life on October 12, 2019 from 2-4pm at the Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St., Newport, ME. We invite her family and friends to come and share your stories and photos of our mom. Flowers are not necessary, but if you'd like to bring food to share on that day you may, or send donations to your local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or your local SPCA.
Published on October 4, 2019


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Kevin Perry
Oct 11, 2019
I worked with Margaret at Mountain View. She was a hard worker even when she was in pain. Young people could learn from her work ethic. Her soups were the best!
Scott Estes
Oct 09, 2019
I worked with Margaret at C.C.F for many years and in the kitchen with her at Mountain View, once you got to know her she was a super person, she had some really crazy stories to talk about that she did in her days, She was one active lady and a hard worker, So sorry to hear of her passing, Rest in peace Maggie, I know you will keep everybody in line up there.
Oct 08, 2019
I was the only grandchild for 20 years. Needless to say i was spoiled rotten. Weekends ar mr paperback and McDonalds. Vacations to storyland. Santas village. 6 gun city. Florida omg a week in florida. She took me in when i had no other place to go. She never made my mistakes a big deal. I am so thankful for every single moment with her and ill miss her so much.
Rick Laliberte ( CCF Capt. Retried)
Oct 08, 2019
I worked with Margaret (bad ass) at CFF for many years and she was all that sometimes, but also very sweet at times. So sorry to hear of her passing she will be missed by all who was fortunate to have known her.
David Keith
Oct 07, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Margaret and I went to school together so many years ago. I have fond memories of seeing her now and then when she was with Paul. She will be missed.
Cynthia Langston
Oct 07, 2019
Lavender Reflections Spray was purchased for the family of Margaret Alden Williams by Cynthia Langston.  Send flowers
Jeremy Leal
Oct 07, 2019
Margaret was such a nice person, I was in the fifth grade when I first met Margaret, St. Albans Consolidated School. I helped her in the kitchen sometimes. I then worked with her at Mt. View Youth Development Center, still a witty, kind and "take no BS" woman. She will be missed. RIP
Peter Cole
Oct 06, 2019
I did not know Margaret very well but she was a 1964 classmate of mine. We were only a class of 50 so when one passes away it is a big deal and it makes us all less than what we were. Margaret signed my yearbook so I thought I'd share it.
crystal thibeau
Oct 05, 2019
i am saddened to hear of Margie's passing although it is a blessing for her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time of loss. I will always treasure the memories I shared with Margie ..i will remember her pranksand laughter..such a delightful person whom was loved by many
Patrick J. Gallant
Oct 05, 2019
I am so saddened by the news of your mom's passing. She was top notch in my book. I remember the first time I met her, years ago, when Phil brought me home to meet you all near Christmas. She was so welcoming and made me feel like family. She sure loved Christmas. And every time that I got to see her, after that, she always gave me a hug, and we'd chat a bit. I think she liked that I got Phil, and understood her family dynamics with total acceptance. I truly admired her strengths, her ability to love all of her children unconditionally, as my folks had, and how she always supported you. Phil would tell me humorous stories, involving her, and it made me love her more. She gave hugs and gave off a great vibe. Loved her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers , during this passage of grief. You all made her proud. Love you all.Read more
Ginnie Duncombe
Oct 05, 2019
My children enjoyed her food at St Albans Consolidated School. She is remembered for her rolls apple crisp, beans, to name a few. She fed many children, good, healthy, hot meals.