Maxine E. Martz-Grierson

Apr 22, 2021

Hope — Maxine E. Martz-Grierson, 83, died peacefully Monday, April 19, 2021, at her home following a period of declining health.

Born in Union, April 7, 1938, she was the daughter of Edwin S. and Lucille Roy Pease. She was educated in Union schools.

In 1954, she married Donald R. Martz in Washington. They made their home in Hope, where they raised three sons. Mr. Martz died Dec. 12, 1990.

As well as being a devoted mother and homemaker, Maxine worked at a few different jobs throughout her career, including Exotica Woodwork and as a CNA at the former Camden Health Care Center. She later worked several years until her retirement, with van Baalen Pacific Corporation in Rockland. Even after retiring, she worked seasonally at Hobbs Farm & Greenery in Hope.

On Oct. 20, 2000, Maxine married Richard A. Grierson in South Thomaston. They have made their home in Hope since that time.

Maxine loved sewing and cooking, and was pleased to quietly share her love for her Lord and Savior with any listening ear.

For many years, she was an active member of the South Hope Community Church. More recently, Maxine and her husband attended Hope Community Bible Church.

Besides her parents and her first husband, Maxine was predeceased by one son Edwin L. Martz Sr.; two siblings David Pease and Theresa Randall.

She is survived by her husband Richard A. ‘Rick’ Grierson; two sons and their wives Donald R. Jr. and Toni Martz, Terrance and Robin Martz all of Hope; step-daughter Jessica Grierson of South Thomaston; six grandchildren Edwin ‘Eddie,’ Shantelle, Heather, Jess, Dean and Melissa and several great-grandchildren.

She also leaves behind her siblings and spouses Douglas and Betty Pease of Union, Daniel and Jill Pease of Washington, Eugene and Faye Pease of Union, Edwin S. Jr. ‘Bub’ and Norma Jean of Union, Priscilla and Jack Pierse of Lincolnville, Adele and Dennis Ripley of Union, Diane and Patrick McBrien of Florida; mother-in-law Beverly Grierson of South Thomaston; two sisters-in-law Debra Pease of Union, Deborah Olsavick and her husband Ronald of Rockland; brother-in-law David Grierson of South Thomaston, many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

No services will be held at this time. To share a memory or story with Maxine’s family, visit their online Book of Memories at

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