Marion Lovendale Cram

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Marion Lovendale Cram, 91
FALMOUTH - Marion Lovendale Cram passed away on July 10, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born July 21,1925, to William A. Clark and Marion Sawyer Clark.
She grew up on Ridgeland Ave. in South Portland. She graduated from South Portland High in 1942 at the age of 16, and went on to live and work in Washington D.C. as a secretary for the War Department with her older sister, Dottie. She married Herman C. Lovendale in 1945 after his sister sent a picture of Marion to him during the war and he became smitten. He even joked that it was worth taking a bullet just so he could come home to meet her.
Marion and Herm shared a love of singing and spent years as members of the Sweet Adelines and the barber-shoppers of SPEBQSA. She loved to spend time in their gardens, picking berries, and canning their harvests. She lived on Raymond Road in Falmouth for 45 years where she raised three children. Marion and Herm opened Donut Crock Bakery in the Falmouth Shopping Center in 1962, which then became Lovendale's Home Bakery.
Marion worked for many years for both Provident Mutual and C.M. Bowker Company of Portland.
Marion and her sister Katherine 'Kay' Bowker were especially close and the pair spent many hours on the Bowkers' boats together along the coast of Maine, playing cribbage & SCAT with their friends and family. Their boating adventures and travels brought them to Florida and DownEast Maine many times.
After Herm's passing, Marion married Robert L. Cram of Cumberland in 1990. They enjoyed ballroom dancing every Saturday and visits to the theater as well as their shared love of gardening. They resided in a home they built together on Cousins Island in Yarmouth for many years, until relocating to OceanView in Falmouth.
Marion was predeceased by her husband Herman C. Lovendale in 1986, her husband Robert L. Cram in 2013, sisters Dorothy Clark Fiske, Katherine Clark Bowker, and brother William A. Clark.
She is survived by son John D. Lovendale and his wife Nancy Lovendale of Falmouth, Mass., son Paul C. Lovendale and his wife Ann Page Lovendale of Sandwich, Mass., and daughter Jan Lovendale Parker and her husband Reginald S. Parker of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; loving grandchildren Heather Parker DeSimone and her husband Chris DeSimone of Chandler, Ariz., Sarah Parker Rotem and her husband Ben of Chandler, Ariz., Brad Lovendale and his wife Corinne Pereira Lovendale of Killingly, Conn., and Keith Lovendale and his wife Jessica McGlynn Lovendale of Old Lyme, Conn., Emily Tully of Canonsburg, Pa., and Brian Tully and his wife of Pennsylvania.; adoring great-grandchildren (many of whom referred to her as 'Mimi the Great') Max, Alex, Olivia, Sophie, Adam, Colin, Cameron and Eli; extended family and step family, nieces, nephews; many great friends; and three of the most devoted cats who ever lived.
The family would like to thank the staff at Legacy House in Falmouth for their incredible care and friendship to Marion in her later years.
There will be a private memorial service for the family.

In lieu of flowers, please send any donations of support to a cause that Marion adored:
(Homeless Animals Rescue Team)
302 Range Rd.
Cumberland, ME 04021 or

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on July 17, 2017
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