Margureite A. Raven, 78

Nov 08, 2012

Freedom — Margureite A. Raven, 78, passed away Oct. 31, 2012, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was born in Unity April 19, 1934, to Benjamin and Dolly (Thompson) Penney.

She married Harold "Mike" Raven June 23, 1951. They shard 56 years of marriage, and shared many happy times with family.

Margureite is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Philips and husband David, of Freedom, and Dorothy Trull and husband Todd, of Unity; her son, Michael Raven, and wife Linda, of Pittsfield; sisters Cora Carmichael, of Unity, and Winnie Morton and husband Andy, of Brooklyn, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several sisters- and brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Mike; a brother, Benjamin; sister Sharon; a special aunt, Cora Penney; and a very dear friend, Ruth Reid.

Margureite was an inspiration to all the people who knew  her. She never gave up on life. When she was able, she enjoyed cooking, knitting, crocheting, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

A very special thank-you goes to Julie Parsons, Jennessa Reny and special niece Jenn Morton for all the help they have given the family over the years. Also, a special thank-you to Kno-Wal-Lin hospice, the dialysis nurses at MaineGeneral in Waterville and her taxi driver, John.

A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at Margureite's home, 3 Bryant Road, Freedom.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Warm Waldo, c/o Tanya Hubbard, 54 Aborn Hill Rd., Knox, ME 04986.

Arrangements are with Mid Maine Cremation Services.

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