Mary Therese Rowe Redmond 92, passed away on July 6, 2014 after living a life full of love, happiness, and compassion.
She was born in Portland the daughter of Edwin L. Rowe and Rose E. Devine Rowe on September 23, 1921. She graduated from Cathedral High School in Portland and received her B.S. degree in Education from Gorham State Teachers College (USM) and taught at Redbank in South Portland.
She married William L. Redmond on September 25, 1954.
Mary was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Family came first to Mary. She loved to bake home made bread and was known for making "the best chocolate chip cookies". Mary and her husband enjoyed road trips to UNH, UPEI, Nova Scotia to support their children's sports endeavors, work, and family life. Mary traveled with her husband twice across the country in an RV. They spent several winters with their son and daughter in San Diego. Mary loved the ocean and family vacations on Peaks Island. She took several trips with her daughter Theresa including her "dream" trip to Ireland, Mexico and the California coastline.
Mary enjoyed helping others and became a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Medical technician. She was loved by all that she cared for at Devonshire Manor, National Medical care and the Good Shepherd Nursing Home (Southridge) in Biddeford. Because of her sweet , honest, caring way her children nicknamed her "Lamby", for her spirit was as "gentle as a lamb" and with her soft curly hair and beautiful fair skin the name stuck. Even after Mary retired she continued to help others and volunteered at the Rehab hospital and the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Portland. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and the Legion of Mary. She taught catechism at Sacred Heart Church and was an Assistant Girl Scout leader at the Chestnut Street Methodist Church. Mary was a communicant of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
Mary and her husband Bill were avid square dancers for 28 years. Mary sewed her own square dance dresses along with matching shirts for her husband Bill. Mary made each of her 4 children a beautiful quilt. Mary and her husband were actively involved with the Salvation Army senior center for over 20 years. Later in life Mary enjoyed Elderhostel trips, doing jumbles, crytoquip, Bingo, and music.
Mary is survived by her husband of 60 years William L. Redmond of Scarborough: four children , Ed Redmond and his wife Carole of South Berwick, Rose Redmond and her husband Anthony Bielecki of Andover, MA , William F. Redmond and his wife Dana of Scarborough, and Theresa Redmond Stevens of Scarborough : 8 grandchildren, Haley Redmond Bullecks and her husband Brian of Potsdam , NY, Lauren Redmond of South Berwick, Kaycee Stevens of Salt Lake City, UT, Bryan Stevens of Scarborough, Mary L. Redmond of Scarborough, and Elvena , Max, and Sergey Bielecki of Andover, MA.
Mary's family would like to thank the staff at Pine Point Nursing Center for their compassionate, kind care. Visiting hours will be held at A.T. Hutchins, 660 Brighton Ave. Portland from 5-7 pm on Friday July 11th .A funeral will be held on Saturday July 12th at 11 am at St Maximillian Kolbe in Scarbrough followed by burial at Calvary cemetery
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