HOPE — Marion Victoria (Watmough) Meservey, 90, of Hope, passed away Nov. 5, 2021, at the Sussman House in Rockport, surrounded by her family, rejoining loved ones that passed before her.

Born on May 24, 1931, in Lawrence, Mass., she was the daughter of Frederic William and Stella Althea (Cress) Watmough. Marion lived with her family in Methuen. At the age of 13, the family moved to what she considered the end of the earth, South Hope, Maine, a place that she grew to love and spend the rest of her life.

On Sept. 24, 1948, she married Howard Abbott Meservey Jr. She spent the next years making a home for and raising the eight children they had together.

In 1984, Marion celebrated getting her GED along with her sister, Grace Stetson.

When the children were out of the house, she trained to be and became a CNA working at Camden Health Care Center until her husband, Howard became ill with cancer. She felt that God had meant for her to have the training to take care of him while he was ill.

During her life, she enjoyed reading, playing cards, bowling, doing jigsaw and word puzzles, crosswords, working in her flower gardens, and watching game shows, especially Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.

After losing her husband, Howard, she took up oil painting, leaving behind many paintings for loved ones to enjoy and remember her by.
Marion was enriched by her faith and the fellowship received at the John Street United Methodist Church in Camden.

She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Meservey Jr.; brother, Warren Watmough, sisters, Lucy Crabtree, and Fay Secotte; daughter, Joy Tripp, and grandson, Peter Tracy. Surviving are her children, Gail Moody and husband, Donald, of Lincolnville, Jean Shaw of Westbrook, Clifford Meservey and his wife, Janine, of Hope, Bradley Meservey, of Hope and Marie Lord, William Meservey and his wife, Kathleen, of Hope, Lori Meservey, of Warren and James Pendleton, Lisa Caron and her husband, Rick, of Washington; son-in-law, Dwinal Tripp, of Union; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grand- children; siblings, Hazel Foote of Rochester, N.H., Harold Watmough and his wife, Carroll, of West Rockport, Grace Stetson, of Union, and Grant Watmough and his wife, Sherrie, of Warren.

Services were held in Camden. Memorial gifts may be made to the Maine Cancer Foundation, 70 U.S. Rt. 1, Ste 250, Falmouth, ME 04105; or to the John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St., Camden, ME 04843. Condolences and memories may be shared at longfuneralhomecamden.com.