Maxine D. Black, 91, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, Friday, May 27, 2011, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

Born in Malden, Mass., on April 15, 1920, she was the youngest of six children born to Clarence and Maude Stott Dickey. Moving to Belfast as a young girl with her family, she was educated locally and was a 1938 graduate of Crosby High School.

Following high school she enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving her country for four years as an aircraft technician.

After being discharged she married William Black of Searsport. Together they resided in Belfast their entire married life. After raising her three children, Maxine began working with and retired from Depositors Trust Company in Belfast. She enjoyed more than 20 years of employment there.

Maxine was an avid crossword puzzler, as well as a cribbage player. She enjoyed her card playing friends, and most of all her family. She took great joy in spending time with her grandchildren, and treasured the many precious moments she shared with her great-grandchildren.

Maxine is survived by her sons, Denis Black and his wife, Polly, of Rockland and Gregory Black of Kennebunk; her daughter, Marsha Black Cottrell and her husband, Stephen, of Manchester; her grandchildren, Brenan Black and his wife, Elizabeth, Bryce Black and his wife, Jodi, all of Rockland, Dustin Black and his wife, Melissa, of Cumberland, Dori Black Barclay and her husband, Todd, of Sherburn, Mass., and Raegan Cottrell of Park City, Utah; eight great-grandchildren, Nina, Jordan, Emma, Eliza, Isabelle, Maxwell, Cooper and Aiden; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Black was predeceased by her husband; a daughter-in-law, Judith Black; and a grandson, Ryan Cottrell.

In keeping with Maxine’s wishes, no services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Maxine’s memory may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice and Palliative Care, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841.

To share a memory or condolence with Maxine’s family, visit her online guest book at obituaries at