Marion Miles, 90
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YARMOUTH -- Marion Mason Miles, 90, of Yarmouth, died peacefully on Dec. 21, 2012, at her home in Bartlett Circle with family members by her side.
She along with her husband William E. Miles Sr. were the first residents of this Senior Complex. She has resided there for 36 years. She was born on June 22, 1922, in Enfield, to Georgie Round and George Mason.
Before her marriage, she worked as a welder and instructor during World War II on the Liberty Ships at Bath Iron Works and the South Portland Shipyard along with many other women who were called to duty at that time. She also was a board member and secretary of her husband's business William E. Miles Plumbing & Heating for many, many years. She was President of the Women's Auxiliary of the Maine State Plumbers Association from 1962 to 1963.
Marion enjoyed many friendships over the years at Bartlett Circle, traveling, eating out and playing cards. She and her husband Bill traveled all over the United States and Europe. Marion and Bill enjoyed winters in Zephyrhills, Fla., skiing at Sugarloaf Mountain where they owned a chalet and their hunting camp in Howland. In summer, they entertained family and friends at their camp on Thomas Pond in Raymond.
She is survived by her sisters, Madeline Sargent of Valrico, Fla., and Charlotte Fish of Greenbush. She is also survived by her children, George and wife Joan of Edinburg, Sandra Miles Grondin of Yarmouth, Bruce and wife Kathleen of Carrabasset Valley, Janice and husband Richard Piston of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Robert and wife Jane of Yarmouth. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren (with one on the way). She was predeceased by her parents; her beloved husband, William E. Miles Sr.; her son William E. Miles Jr. and his wife Mina Miles, her daughter Judy Drew Leeman; her sister Dorothy Kerr, brother Robert Mason; her grandson Jeffrey Piston; and her great-grandson David Bartlett.
A special thank you to Beacon Hospice Care and Dr. James B. Donahue, D.O. of Freeport.
A time for friends and relatives to gather to celebrate her life will be held at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, on Jan. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m., with a program of informal remembrances at 3 p.m. A reception will follow at the Community Hall in Bartlett Circle. Please go to www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Marion's life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marion's memory to:
54 Atlantic Place
South Portland, Maine 04106
Lindquist Funeral Home
Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on December 30, 2012