Mary Watson Lemieux

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Topsham - Mary Watson Lemieux, age 81, of Topsham, passed away on January 3, 2019, after a courageous 2 1/2 year battle with cancer. Mary was born in Damariscotta on November 10, 1937, the daughter of George and Helen (Weeks) Watson.
She graduated from Lincoln Academy in 1956 and Farmington State Teachers College in 1961. She met and married her husband, Neil I. Lemieux, in college. She began her career as substitute teacher in Rockland while raising four young children. She and Neil shared a love of adventure. They would often pack the kids and the dog into their station wagon to embark on spontaneous road trips throughout New England and beyond.
The family moved throughout the state of Maine pursuing opportunities to advance their careers in education, making lifelong friends along the way. She attained her Master's Degree in Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle before moving to South China where she retired at the Windsor Elementary School in 1998. After Neil's passing, Mary met her "sweetheart" of 16 years, Charlie Tuttle. She had a zest for life and never missed an opportunity to get together with friends to play games such as marbles or corn hole, or to share stories over coffee. She enjoyed quilting, spending time with her family, body surfing in the ocean, and her dog, Pandy, who was her constant companion.
Mary was active in her community and church wherever she went. She was a member of the Mid Coast Presbyterian Church in Topsham, and the Coronado Community United Methodist Church in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Mary and Charlie were blessed with wonderful neighbors and friends in Maine and Florida, who helped tremendously over the past few years.
Mary was predeceased by her husband, Neil Lemieux, in 2001. She leaves behind four children, Daniel N. Lemieux and his wife, Laurie of Winthrop, Scott L. Lemieux and his wife, Julie of Harpswell; Laurie Lemieux Mack and her husband, Alan of Portland, and Amy L. Nisbett of Bangor; her sister, Louise W. Williamson of Jefferson; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and her partner, Charles Tuttle.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, January 12, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 13, at the Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Topsham.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US Rte 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105, or the Alzheimer's Association of Maine, 383 US Rt 1, Scarborough, ME 04074. Condolences can be expressed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 7, 2019
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