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Verna Christine Smith MacLean
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Birth: May 24, 1931
Barrington
Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Jan. 30, 2011
Biddeford
York County
Maine, USA

Verna C. (Smith) MacLean, 79, died at St. Andre's Health Care in Biddeford, surrounded by her family.

Verna was born in Smithville, Nova Scotia, and grew up with her brother and sister. After graduating from local schools, Verna moved to the United States and settled in Boston, Massachusetts. While in Boston, Verna worked for many years as a housekeeper for Dr. James Gamble, of the Procter & Gamble Company.

Verna met and married Donald Maclean in 1956 and were blessed with four children. They eventually moved to Newfield, where they created a loving home and raised their children.

Verna was a proud homemaker, wife and mother who enjoyed sewing, knitting and gardening. With her generous nature, she created a household that was warm and fun, and always had an open door policy with folks stopping by to visit. Verna and Donnie were very close; they loved to travel and enjoyed camping. Together, they made a good team as they worked side-by-side at her husband's carpentry business. Verna was an amazing cook and everyone looked forward to her homemade bread, oatmeal and Bethlehem House cookies. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends; especially by her close friend, Peanut Thorne of Newfield.

Verna is survived by her husband, Donald MacLean of Newfield; her two sons, Eric MacLean and wife Lorraine of Newfield; Neil MacLean of Brownville and friend Alison of Waterboro; her two daughters, Donna DeLuca and husband Bob of Peabody, MA and Heather Brenchick and husband John of Fryeburg; as well as their "foster son" Kevin Graham of Falmouth; her sister Harriett Murphy of Mabou, Nova Scotia; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her mother, Annie Bell Smith, her son John, who died shortly following his birth and by her brother, Danford Smith.

Family and friends may visit on Thursday, Feb. 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street in Alfred. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Newfield United Methodist Church, 643 Water Street, Route 11, in Newfield with Rev. Hale, officiating. Committal prayers and burial will be held in the spring at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Newfield.

Donnie has requested that donations be made in Verna's memory to St. Andre's Healthcare Facility, 407 Pool Street, Biddeford, Maine 04005.
 
 
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  Donald C N MacLean (1931 - 2016)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Newfield
York County
Maine, USA
 
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Originally Created by: sandpipertoo
Record added: Feb 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65059963
Verna Christine <i>Smith</i> MacLean
Added by: Airborne Steve
 
Verna Christine <i>Smith</i> MacLean
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