Mary Butler, 74, of Union, passed away on March 21 at the Sussman House in Rockport. Mary was born March 19, 1942 in Bethel, the daughter of Paul Head and Olive Akers Head.
Mary graduated from Gould Academy in 1961. After high school she went to the seminary for one year in Bangor. While at the seminary she worked at local nursing homes. She met Howard and they married in 1964 in Bethel.
After Howard graduated, they moved to Boston where she worked at a supermarket. They then moved back to Union after their first child was born. Mary then worked as a cook at a nursing home, which she still did until she became a caregiver for her in-laws.
Mary was an avid golfer, a choir director of the People’s United Methodist Church, den mother for the Cub Scouts, taught piano lessons, and served on a scholarship committee for high school students. She enjoyed annual trips to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and playing bridge with friends.
Mary is predeceased by her parents; and brothers, John Head and Arthur Head.
Mary is survived by her husband, Howard of Union; daughter, Lisa Reibel and husband Michael of Waldoboro; son, Matthew Butler of Owls Head; brother, David Head and wife Fran of Bethel; grandchildren, Amanda Reibel of Bath, and Meagan Grierson and husband Ryan of Waldoboro; also several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visiting hours will be from 5-7 p.m., Sun., March 27 at the Hall Funeral Home in Waldoboro. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Mon., March 28 at the People’s United Methodist Church in Union.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name to the Sussman House, 6 Glen Cove Dr., Rockport, ME 04856.
You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Tribute Center, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.