Marion Esther (Greeley) Whitcomb, 93, of Belfast died Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Waldo County General Hospital. Born on June 15, 1924, in Morrill, she was the daughter of Sen. Edwin H. and Katherine O. (Gurney) Greeley.

Marion attended Morrill Village School, was a member of the class of 1942 at Crosby High School in Belfast, and received her Registered Nursing degree from Waldo County General Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1945.

On April 4, 1946, Marion married Orman H. Whitcomb in Belfast. Later, she received her bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Maine in 1972.

A long-time active member of The First Church in Belfast and the Waldo County General Hospital Nurse’s Alumni Association, she was also a member of the Primrose Chapter 152 of the Order of The Eastern Star. In the OES, she had been a Past Matron, served as Grand Chaplain of the State, and also served on the advisory board of the Belfast Assembly of Rainbow Girls. In addition, she was involved with Scouts and served on various committees at church, hospitals and civic groups.

She was predeceased by her husband, Orman H. Whitcomb, in 2006; son-in-law Donald Carney; brother Elbridge Greeley; and sisters-in-law Jeanette Greeley and Agnes Tardiff.

Surviving are her children, Cornelius J. Whitcomb and his wife Ellen of Fairfield, Orman E. Whitcomb and his wife Delores of Sidney, and Barbara K. Carney of Bangor; her American Field Service daughter Nilda Collins and her husband Steve of Brownsville, Md.; grandchildren, Jennifer Ruzzo and her husband John of West Greenwich, R.I., Stephanie Mason and her husband Kenneth of Fayette, Sarah King and her husband Brian of Sidney, Jonathan Whitcomb of Sidney, William Carney and his wife Melanie of Hampden, Ryan P. Whitcomb of Wiscasset, Christina Berman and her husband Josh, and Patrick Collins; great-grandchildren, Katherine King, Christopher King, Cordelia Ruzzo, John Ruzzo, Abigail Whitcomb, Olivia Whitcomb and Grady Mason; sister Barbara Greeley; nephews Edwin Greeley and his wife Susan, and Douglas Greeley and his wife Carol. She also leaves special friends, Theresa Whitcomb of Oakland, Glenys Michaud of Vassalboro, Tina Charest of Belgrade and Mindy Whitcomb of Readfield.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 22, at Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden. Funeral services will be Friday March 23, at 2 p.m., with a reception after at The First Church, 8 Court St., Belfast. The family suggests memorial gifts be made to The First Church Perpetual Maintenance Fund or to Waldo County General Hospital's Hospital Aid Fund.

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