GARDINER — Mary Ellen (Pender) Dill, 74 of Brunswick Avenue passed away peacefully after a long illness on Wednesday, Feb.8, 2012, at Marshwood Center in Lewiston.

There will be a celebration of her life at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave. in Gardiner on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 3-5 p.m. Following the service there will be a gathering at Gardiner Sportsman’s Club, Cobbossee Avenue. Later in the spring there will be a graveside burial service at Libby Hill Cemetery in Gardiner.