Marilyn A. Potter
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Lincoln - Marilyn A. Potter, "Nana Mal", loving wife of Richard Potter, and beautiful mother of six children, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at home with family by her side. She was born July 27, 1934 in Lincoln to Leo and Susan (Pickering) Taylor.
Mal cherished her family and friends. Many people will remember her not only for her warm, loving personality but also for her cooking - particularly her homemade bread, faithfully made every Saturday, along with baked beans. The best part of her bread was that she baked it in coffee cans, in which the grooves allowed for a perfect slice of heaven! As her granddaughter so eloquently stated, "Nana's kitchen table offered a place for anyone in town to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just a good laugh."
Mal was a graduate of Mattanawcook Academy, class of 1952. She married Richard, her high school sweetheart, September 14, 1952. They enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends for a lot of years. Many memories were made on the Big Narrows at camp, at their hunting camp, and on numerous streams. Marilyn worked for Sears and JC Penney after her kids were grown. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Marilyn was predeceased by her husband, Richard; her mom and dad; a brother, Milton Taylor; a son, Taylor Brent; a grandson, Brennon; and a daughter in law, Noel.
Mal will be deeply missed by her children, Shari Worcester and her husband Rollie of Lincoln, Rick Potter and his wife Jenn of Houlton, David Potter and his wife Megan of Virginia, Sue Blood and her husband Sandy of Lincoln, and Kemp Potter and his wife Jennifer of North Carolina. Mal was blessed with eleven grandchildren; soon to be ten great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Marilyn's family would like to thank CHCS Hospice and their amazing staff for the care she received. Gifts in memory of Marilyn may be sent to CHCS Hospice of Lincoln, 313 Enfield Road, Lincoln, ME 04457, or to The Lifeflight Foundation, P.O. Box 899, Camden, ME 04843.
At Marilyn's request, there will be no services. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Clay Chapel, Lincoln. Messages of condolence may be expressed at
Published on October 9, 2019


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Dalton Neal
Oct 14, 2019
Marilyn and I went to school together, graduating in 1952. so I have known her for many years. In that time I never saw her without that beautiful smile. A beautiful girl in every way! So sorry for your loss.
Patsy Thompson Dyer
Oct 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of stopping into your mother's with my mother, Dot Thompson. She was always ready for a hug and a smile. I remember everybody was her darling. What a blessing you all had. She made everybody feel special and loved.
I was surprised when I saw her picture and noticed how much she and my mom looked alike! They always had fun together. Prayers for you all and hope Mal and Dot are having fun again. God bless you all
Patsy Thompson Dyer
Andrew Polk
Oct 10, 2019
Rest in peace Nana Mel, I will never forget you❤️