Mary Jane Varney Townsend, 79
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WINDHAM -- Mary Jane Varney Townsend, 79, passed away on March 7, 2014 after a long illness. She was born in Windham on June 15, 1934, the daughter of Charles and Doris (Curtis) Varney.
Mary had a very big heart, smile, and always put other's first. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, bingo, cards, garden flowers, and she also loved little dogs.
She is survived by her five daughters, Cathy Munroe and husband Terry of Westbrook, Dianne Howard and husband, Allen of Windham, Joanne Messer and husband, Keith of Poland Springs, Hazel Paakkonen and husband, Jimmie of South Paris, and Charlene Marquis and husband, Mike of Livermore Falls; grandchildren, Ernest Kimball, Jr., Angela Doiron and husband, Bill, Sarah Howard, Victoria, Paige, and Ricky Teele, and Joel and Katie Messer; great- grandchildren, Olyvia, Tim, Ashley and Bryan Kimball; sisters, Ester Nelson, Audrey Leighton, Ruth Legere, and Eva Nutting; and brothers, Lyndon and Alton Varney.
The family would like to thank the Comfort Keepers staff, especially, Karen and Kimberly, and the staff at Maine Medical Center for the kind and compassionate care they gave to Mary. The family would also like to thank Lisa Roy for her support during this difficult time.
A graveside service will be held in the spring, at the Smith Cemetery in Windham. Arrangements by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com
Mary Jane Varney Townsend
76 State Street, Gorham
Dolby Funeral Chapel
434 River Road Windham, ME 04062
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 9, 2014