SOUTH PORTLAND — Maureen P. (Lowe) VanOver, 68, of South Portland, died Nov. 8 at her home, with her family by her side.

She was born Aug. 7, 1946, in Portland, to Burleigh and Halina (Szczepanski) Lowe. She graduated from South Portland High School with the Class of 1964.

On Aug. 12, 1967, she married William VanOver. Together, they shared 47 years of marriage.

For over 20 years, Maureen worked for local Hallmark stores. She also volunteered at Mercy Hospital, and later managed the gift shop in the hospital. A communicant of St. John’s Catholic Church and Holy Cross Parish, she was actively involved in the St. John’s choir for many years.

VanOver was predeceased by her mother, Halina Lowe.

She is survived by her husband, William VanOver, of South Portland; father, Burleigh Lowe, of South Portland; daughters, Ingrid VanOver Smith and husband, Charles, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, and Cristin Michele Plaisted and husband, Ron, of Rochester, New Hampshire; son, Jonathan William VanOver and fiancee,  Heather Milliken, of Westbrook; grandson, Owen Christopher VanOver; brothers, Michael Lowe and wife, Kathy, of Naples, and Christopher Lowe, of Weston, Massachusetts.

Visiting hours were held Nov. 11 at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, with a Mass of Christian burial at Holy Cross Church on Nov. 12. Burial followed in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.

Memorial contributions in VanOver’s name may be made to New England Cancer Specialists, 100 Campus Drive, Suite 108, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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