BELFAST — Margaret Hannan, 80, went to be with her husband, Mike Hannan, and son Paul Reilly July 7, 2021.

Margaret was born in Woburn, Mass., Aug. 5, 1940, to Russell McMillan and Gretchen Winnifred Mosher.

Married at 20, she had three boys, John, Paul and Timothy Reilly. In the late 1960s, she moved from Massachusetts to Washington, Maine, where she met the love of her life, “Mike” Merlin Hannan, and had a son and a daughter, Mike and Abbie Hannan. They all lived on the Hannan family farm in Montville.

Margaret enjoyed cooking for her family and others and loved to plant a garden every year. Her family especially liked her homemade bread and butter pickles, mustard pickles, holiday Chex mix and baked beans. There was always food on the stove, and if you visited the house, you were going to get fed.

In the winter, she would get up early to make hot homemade doughnuts for the town plow drivers.  She worked as a cook at several restaurants, including the 10-4 diner, B&L Store and Madeline’s.

Marge loved her family the most and told them often. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy. Everyone who knew Marge would say she had a huge heart and compassion for anyone in need. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. We’re all going to miss you Mom, love you.

She was predeceased by her father and mother, Andrew Russell McMillan and Winnifred Gretchen Mosher; stepmother Marie McMillan; guardian Beatrice Ornell; husband Mike Hannan; and her son, Paul Reilly.

Survivors include son John F. Reilly II and wife Carolyn; son Timothy A. Reilly and wife Ruby; daughter Abbie Hill and husband Greg, and son Mike C. Hannan and wife Donna; sister Emily Gretchen McMillan and brother Andrew Russell McMillan II; grandchildren John Reilly III, Josh Reilly, Ryan Reilly, Trevor Reilly, Ashley Daignault, Larissa Hannan, Katie Hannan, Cole Hannan, Anna Hills and Nathan Hills; great-grandchildren Liam Reilly, Kinsley Reilly, Maddox Reilly, Aiden Reilly, Baily Goforth and Aubrey Goforth; nephews and nieces Emily Layman, Billy Keene, Denise Walker, Bernadette Hachey and Ruth Ann Ware; and special friends Shirley Peavey, Deloris Beosso, Art Rypka, Joyce Weeks and Laura Weeks.

Special thanks to the staff at Tall Pines for the excellent care they gave our mother. From what I understand, they all loved her like a mother or grandmother.  She spoke frequently of how much she enjoyed being there.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.