Mary Crowley Williams of Islesboro died Nov. 26, 2009, at Windward Gardens.

Mary was born June 28, 1913, in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of Matilde H. and John J. Crowley and the younger sister of Katherine C. Whitney. On May 27, 1939, she married Pyam Winsor Williams, who predeceased her in 2003.

At age 16 Mary finished her preparatory school, St. Mary of the Springs, in Columbus and attended Ohio State University, where she received double degrees in classics and education.

Mary and Pyam moved to Montville, Conn., from Ohio in 1946 with their three daughters, and in 1947 John Pyam was born. Mary became very active in community activities, serving on the local school board for 12 years and on the board of Children’s Services of Connecticut. She served on the volunteer board of the Lawrence and Memorial hospitals in New London, Conn. While her children were in secondary school she taught in the classics department of Connecticut College in New London, Conn.

Upon their retirement in 1978 Mary and Pyam resided on Islesboro, where Mary was very active in her church, St. Mary of the Isles. She did volunteer work for Kno-Wal-Lin of Rockland and the Meals-on-Wheels program on Islesboro. Mary and Pyam enjoyed several trips to Europe and Canada during their retirement. Mary was affectionately known as “Meme” to her family and friends. She will be missed.

She is survived by four children, Elizabeth W. Brock, Nancy W. Cannell, Ellen Williams and John P. Williams; four grandsons, D. Roderick Pendleton, Edwin P. Pendleton, David J. Brock and Winsor P. Williams; and four great-grandsons, William, Harrison, Pyam and Isaac.

A Mass in her honor will be celebrated at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, 7 Union St. in Camden, on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 8 a.m.

A celebration of Mary and Pyam’s lives will be held on Islesboro next summer.