Mary Reynolds Livingstone, 88, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Knox Center for Long Term Care on Jan. 10, 2010.

Born in Waterville on Aug. 2, 1921, she was the daughter of Ralph Leavitt and Jessie Macdonald Reynolds. Growing up in Waterville, she attended local schools and graduated from Colby College with a degree in sociology.

She worked in the admissions office at Boston University, where she met her husband, Philip Livingstone. They raised their three daughters in the family home in Winchester, Mass.

In 1978 they built their retirement home in Calais on the Saint Croix River. She spent 14 years there enjoying her numerous whale and bird watching trips as well as volunteering for the Red Cross, Maine Audubon and the Calais Library. Her greatest pleasure came from the river, watching the eagles and her beloved Golden Retrievers, Sonny and Robbie.

She was predeceased by her husband, Philip, and a brother, John Reynolds.

She is survived by her three daughters, Julie Tagen and her husband, Scott, of East Greenwich, R.I., Martha Livingstone of East Machias and Hildegard Livingstone and her husband, Joe Curll, of Hope; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey Tagen and his wife, Vivian, Dr. Michael Tagen, Laurie Tagen, Sarah Livingstone, Nathaniel Curll, Benjamin Curll and Philip Curll; and two great-grandchildren, Rachel and Ryan Tagen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maine Audubon Society, Fundy Chapter, P.O. Box 478, East Machias, ME 04630; or the Calais Free Library, 9 Union St., Calais, ME 04619.

Arrangements are with the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home in Rockland. To leave online condolences, visit obituaries at