Marion V. Meservey, obituary

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 12:45pm

HOPE — Marion Victoria (Watmough) Meservey, 90, of Hope, passed away on November 5, 2021 at the Sussman House in Rockport surrounded by her family, rejoining loved ones that passed before her.

Born on May 24, 1931 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Frederic William and Stella Althea (Cress) Watmough. Marion lived with her family in Methuen. At the age of 13, the family moved to what she considered the end of the earth, South Hope, Maine, a place that she grew to love and spend the rest of her life.

On September 24, 1948, she married Howard Abbott Meservey, Jr. She spent the next years making a home for and raising the eight children that they had together.

In 1984, Marion celebrated getting her GED along with her sister, Grace Stetson. When the children were out of the house, she trained to be and became a CNA working at Camden Health Care Center until her husband, Howard, became ill with cancer. She felt that God had meant for her to have the training to take care of him while he was ill.

During her life, she enjoyed reading, playing cards, bowling, doing jigsaw and word puzzles, crosswords, working in her flower gardens, and watching game shows, especially Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. After losing her husband, Howard, she took up oil painting, leaving behind many paintings for loved ones to enjoy and remember her by.

Marion was enriched by her faith and the fellowship received at the John Street United Methodist Church in Camden.

She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Meservey, Jr.; brother, Warren Watmough; sisters, Lucy Crabtree and Fay Secotte; daughter Joy Tripp; and grandson, Peter Tracy.

Surviving are her children, Gail Moody and husband, Donald of Lincolnville; Jean Shaw of Westbrook, Clifford Meservey and his wife, Janine of Hope; Bradley Meservey of Hope and Marie Lord; William Meservey and his wife, Kathleen of Hope; Lori Meservey of Warren and James Pendleton; Lisa Caron and her husband, Rick of Washington; son-in-law, Dwinal Tripp of Union; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grand-children; siblings Hazel Foote of Rochester, New Hampshire, Harold Watmough and his wife, Carroll of West Rockport; Grace Stetson of Union; and Grant Watmough and his wife, Sherrie of Warren.

Services were held in Camden. Memorial gifts may be made to the Maine Cancer Foundation, 70 U.S. Rt. 1, Ste 250, Falmouth, ME 04105; or to the John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John Street, Camden, ME 04843.

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