FREEPORT — Lillian L. Maberry, age 80, of Maple Avenue, passed away Tuesday, November 7th at her home. She was born in Skowhegan, May 11, 1937, the daughter of Frank and Barbara Chase Fitzmaurice.

She attended Skowhegan schools and worked at a shoe shop in Norridegwolk. She moved to Freeport and worked at Freeport Shoe and, after marrying her husband Ernest O. Maberry, stayed at home to take care of children. She looked after many children over the years, watching them day and evening, even overnight if necessary. It was during this period that she got the name “Gram” and to this day, practically everyone in Freeport knows who “Gram” is.

Gram loved to play games and do crossword puzzles, and cook. She baked the greatest homemade bread and donuts. Every Christmas she made fruitcakes and squash bread with chocolate chips for family and friends. She also loved to go out with her good friend, Jo.

Gram was a loving mother and grandmother and especially loved her pets Sophie and Binky.

She is survived by her daughter Sandra Rumery and her husband Brian of Sabattus, two grandchildren Becky Allisot and her husband David of Lisbon Falls and Dan Rumery and his girlfriend April (who helped to take good care of Gram) of Freeport, three great-grand-children Autumn Allisot, Cody and Dakota Rumery, three great-great grandchildren, two brothers Michael Fitzmaurice and his wife Harriet of Bowdoinham and Frances Fitzmaurice and his wife Sadie, one sister, Dora, several nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog Sophie and cat Binky.

She is predeceased by several brothers and sisters and her long-time companion Merle Dempster.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, November 16th at 11AM at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Burial will follow at 1PM at the Old Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

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