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Jan. 29, 1936 - Feb. 9, 2013
SCARBOROUGH -- Marilyn passed away surrounded by her loved ones at The Gosnell House in Scarborough on Feb. 9, 2013.
She was born in North Conway, N.H., on Jan. 29, 1936, to J. Stillman and Ola McAllister of Fryeburg. She attended local area schools and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1953. She received her B.S. degree in Education from Gorham State Teachers College in 1958.
She taught elementary school in various towns in Maine before leaving the teaching profession to raise her family. After her children were grown, she changed her career to waitressing, working in Portland area restaurants until she retired from Newick's in 1998.
Marilyn was a communicant of Saint Matthew's Catholic Church in Limerick. She loved being with her children and grandchildren. She was a prolific elephant nick-knack collector. She was an avid reader and loved to cook and bake for her family.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Charles L. Butler of Lisbon Falls; their children daughter, Deanne Parker and her husband Darrell of South Portland, sons, Robert and his wife Angela of Lisbon Falls and Jay and his wife Kim of Lisbon Falls; her grandchildren, Jessica Sutton and husband Shawn, Stephanie, Abby, Kurt, Jackie, Aurora, Jeffrey, Kristen, Kyle, Kaleigh, Jonah, Derek, Brendon, Bailey and Erin; and a great-granddaughter, Haley. She is also survived by a brother, Robert McAllister and his family in Vincennes, Ind.
A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon Falls. Family and friends are invited, with a reception to follow at her home in Lisbon Falls. Spring burial will be in the McAllister family plot at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to the obituaries section at
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2013
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