Ragan L. Cary

Oct 05, 2020

Union — Ragan Lewis Cary, 82, of Union and Griswold, Conn., left this world Aug. 30, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 29, 1938, daughter of William Bennett Lewis and Sarah Johnson Lewis.

She was predeceased by her son, John, and her brother Lawrence Lewis.

She married John Cary in 1958, and together they raised a family in Vermont and New Hampshire, spending many summers in midcoast Maine.

She leaves behind four daughters Ragan Bartlett of Bowdoin, Catharine Cary of Paris, France, Sarah Cary and Henry Walmsley of Griswold, Conn., and Susannah and James Perkins of Del Norte, Colo. She is also survived by her sister Lucy Lewis Johnson of Lagrangeville, N.Y.

Ragan adored children, and made them a very special part of her life. She leaves behind four grandchildren, Sarah, Max, Carly and Dylan and six great-grandchildren Zoe, Freya, Wynn, Caspian, Rosalie and Jack.

In 1990, John and Ragan moved to Rockland. Ragan taught gifted and talented students in Shapleigh, Alfred and Waterboro, volunteered at the Rockland Public Library and helped organize the Mid-Coast Maine Artist’s Tour for several summers. John and Ragan owned the Old Granite Inn in Rockland for seven years, after which they split their time between Texas, Maine and Connecticut.

Ragan made beautiful gardens and delicious food; she sewed and knitted for family and friends. She will be missed for her easy contagious laugh, desire to share her family’s lives, and love for each of us. This blueberry summer, in particular, will be remembered as a time of laughter, joy and love. She is sadly missed.

A memorial service is planned for the summer of 2021. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the hospice teams of Griswold, Conn., and Union, specifically Maine Health Care at Home, for their steadfast and gentle care.

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