WALDOBORO — Genevieve Mair McLain, wife of the late Ernest R. McLain of Bremen, passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at the home of her son Christopher McLain in Parsonsfield.

She was born Aug. 12, 1929, the youngest daughter of Henry W. Mair and Genevieve Toner Mair in Tenants Harbor. Her father was a gold medal marathon runner and cyclist, who immigrated to Boston, Mass., from Aberdeen, Scotland.

Her childhood up the age of 9 was spent in Tenants Harbor. The family moved to Rockland, and her father died later that year. She spent the next two summers with Frank and Mary Childs in Belfast, the best time of her childhood.

When she turned 13, she was hired at F. W. Woolworth’s, where she worked part time for 7 1/2 years. She also worked at Van Ballan for four years until she and her sister opened The Silver Maple Lunch Room. After that, she worked at New England Telephone Company.

She married Ernest McLain in 1957, moved to Bremen, then to Waldoboro in 1966.

She loved to hook rugs.

She was predeceased by her parents and her husband; son Gregory; two sisters Frances Mair and Gilberta Jordan and her husband, Bud, and nephew Scott Jordan.

She is survived by daughter Judith McDonald and significant other Guy Kittell; son Christopher McLain and wife Rhonda; grandchildren Alan McDonald and wife Michaeleighna and great-grandson Micah, Courtney McDonald and significant other Matt Westrum, Ross McLain and significant other Hannah Moore, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A time of visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 2 to 3 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. to be held at Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. Burial will be at the Maine Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Genevieve’s memory to any animal shelter of your choice.

Services are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home of Waldoboro. To share condolences, visit hallfuneralhomes.com.