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Margaret Elizabeth (Shaw) Monroe


1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Margaret Elizabeth (Shaw) Monroe Obituary
Margaret Elizabeth Shaw Monroe
EAST WATERBORO - Margaret Elizabeth Shaw Monroe of East Waterboro fell asleep in Christ on July 12, 2016, after a serious fall.
She was born in Middle Si- monds, New Brunswick, in November of 1933, the second child of eight born to Alison M. Shaw and Erma E. Corey. Margaret also had seven additional half-brothers and sisters. After completing high school, she attended the Carleton County Vocational School studying office practices. She put these skills to use at the Provincial Department of Health in nearby Fredricton. In 1954, she began studies at the New England School of Theology in Boston Massachusetts. Graduating in 1958, she helped the school move to their new location in Lenox, Mass., where she providentially met an incoming student, William Monroe. They married on June 10, 1961. In the fall of 1963, the newlyweds undertook missionary training with the intention of being sent to India. As that door began to close due to restrictions there, they moved with their newborn son to Bear Point, Nova Scotia, in the fall of 1964 to pastor a church. By then she was the mother of one young son. Shortly after the birth of her second son, she contracted tuberculosis and spent 11 traumatic months in a sanitorium some 200 miles away. The family relocated to Springfield, Vt., in 1970, where Margaret led a children's ministry alongside her husband's pastoral work, which they carried on in their next church in Friendship. In 1991, she became a citizen of the United States.
In every home, whether in Springfield, Friendship, or most recently in East Waterboro, Margaret's passion for gardening was noticed and enjoyed by all. Her creative arrangements often graced the altar of their churches.
Besides gardening, Margaret's main passions were children's ministries, world missions, and devotion to her husband. She was a faithful prayer warrior, often thinking of others and serving them well. Many friends and neighbors enjoyed gifts of garden produce, flowers or baked goods. She was a member of the Goodwins Mill Advent Christian Church and the Women's Home and Foreign Mission Society.
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years; her children, John (Lydia) of Churchville, N.Y., and Philip (Kim) of Abington, Pa.; four grandchildren, Abigail, Aaron, Samuel, and Jared; all her siblings, Alice Long of Somerville, N.B., Eleanor of Clemmons, N.C., George of Framingham, Mass., Mary Granato of Burlington, ON, John (Jean) of Fredericton, N.B., David (Dorothy) of Vancouver, B.C., Annie Mae Tysick (Dennis) of Kingston, ON; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives may call on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at the
Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home
, 365 Main St., Saco. Services will be held at the Advent Christian Church of Goodwins Mills on Friday, July 15, at 2 p.m., with reception to follow. Graveside service will be held on the following day at 1:30 p.m. at Lakeside Cemetery, Morris, Conn.

In lieu of flowers,
donations are welcomed to
Women's Home and Foreign Mission Society
c/o Goodwins Mills
Advent Christian Church
503 Goodwins Mills Road
Dayton, ME 04005




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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on July 14, 2016
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