ROCKLAND — MaryEllen Benner, 62, died peacefully, with her family at her side Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 at Sussman Hospice House in Rockport.

Born in Camden, Nov. 16, 1958, she was the daughter of William Crockett Jr. and Judith Young Lahey.

Educated locally, she was a graduate of Medomak Valley High School. Later, she attended Bernard’s Hairdressing School. For many years, she worked as a beautician in Camden and also saw local clients at her home in Friendship. Always a hard worker, MaryEllen was employed for several years at the Friendship Market owned by John Black, as well as at Rockland Hannaford for over 15 years.

MaryEllen’s greatest joy in life was her two sons. She took great pride in their accomplishments and never missed a sporting event or school activity. She loved completing puzzles with her mother, cheating at Yahtzee, and spending every moment she could with her grandchildren. Born with the gift of gab, MaryEllen spent countless hours on the phone nurturing her many close relationships. She was a caregiver at heart and enjoyed cooking and no one ever went hungry.

MaryEllen will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

She was predeceased by her father, William Crockett.

MaryEllen is survived by her mother, Judith Lahey of Rockland; sons Kyle Benner, his wife Amanda and their children Adelaide and Clara all of Portland, Chad Benner, his wife Leanne and their daughter Quinn and son Trey, expected in two months all of Cushing; sister Marie Pierce and family of Lincolnville; brothers Mark Crockett and his wife Apolena and family all of Oakland, Michael Crockett and his wife Lyndsey and family all of Stockton Springs; sisters, Stephanie Thorbjornson and her husband Eddie and family all of St. George, Michelle Young and her husband Scott and family all of St. George; her uncle Dick Young and his wife, Pam, of Milford.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.

A graveside celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hosmer Pond Road, Camden.

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