Marion "Mae" Merrill, 91, died peacefully at her home, Sunday, March 3, 2013, following an extended illness.

Born in Augusta, Aug. 12, 1921, she was the daughter of Merton L. and Gladys Brown Taylor. After moving to Glen Cove at a young age, Mae resided in the same house adjacent to her childhood home, until the time of her death.

She attended Rockport schools, and was a 1939 graduate of Rockport High School.

On July 20, 1940, she married Lendall S. Merrill in Rockland. The couple lived in Rockport where they raised their family, all their married lives.

Mae was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a charter member of the Glen Cove Garden Club and a member of the Rockland Senior Citizens. Mae loved walking, snowshoeing, bird watching, history, and was always willing to open up and share her life with others.

Other than her parents, Mae was predeceased by her husband in 2000, and a sister Katherine E. Pinkham. She is survived by four sons and their wives, Dennis L. and Carol Merrill of Hertford, N.C., Steven A. and Kathy Merrill of Gorham, Michael J. Merrill of Brooklyn, Conn., Chris H. and Deborah Merrill of Glen Cove; a sister Avis Tolman of Glen Cove; four grandchildren, Beth A. Merrill of Goshen, N.Y., Marc L. Merrill and his wife Heather of New Hampshire, David J. Merrill of Gorham, Effie M. Merrill of Connecticut; four great-grandchildren, Adam Goebler and Sarah Goebler of New York, Ava and Trevor Merrill of New Hampshire; as well as nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 13th, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 100 Old County Road, Rockport, ME 04856. Branch President Mr. Clinton Beveridge will officiate. Spring interment will be in Glen Cove Cemetery, Rockport. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Camden/Rockport Animal Rescue League, c/o R. Gribbel, P.O. Box 707, Rockport, ME 04856.

To share a memory or story with Mae’s family, please visit her online Book of Memories at bchfh.com.