Glenys M. Mahonen
Camden — Glenys M. Mahonen, 91, died peacefully, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Quarry Hill in Camden.
Born in Owls Head, April 28, 1922, she was the daughter of William and Amy Rivers Elliott. Educated locally, she attended Rockland schools.
Following high school, Glenys worked as an inspector, checking homes for blackened windows during the World War II, ‘black-out/air-raid’ era. It was during one of these inspections that she met her future husband Oliver Mahonen. The two were married in Rockland in 1940.
Throughout their 55 years of marriage, Glenys and Oliver enjoyed flower gardening, a passion she continued after his death in 1995.
Mrs. Mahonen took great pride in her nieces and nephews, caring for her sister Ruby’s children as if they were her own.
For many years Mrs. Mahonen was an active member of Living Waters Church in Rockland. Music filled her soul and she shared her gifts with everyone there, playing keyboard and harmonica during the services.
Predeceased by her husband, a brother Donald R. Elliott, and a sister, Ruby Cook, Mrs. Mahonen is survived by her sisters, Jennie Johnson of St. George, and Winifred I. Craig of North Haven, Conn.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Village Cemetery, South Thomaston.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with Mrs. Mahonen’s family, please visit her Book of Memories at bchfh.com.