Arlene L. May, 87

Arlene May

Arlene May

NEW GLOUCESTER — Arlene L. May, 87, of New Gloucester and Windham, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Lewiston.

She was born in New Gloucester on Dec. 30, 1926, the daughter of Arthur and Norine Chamberlin Snow. Arlene was the first child of eight children born to Arthur and Norine Snow. She graduated from New Gloucester High School in 1946.

Arlene married Linwood B. May Sr. on Dec. 5, 1951, in New Gloucester. She worked in the laundry at the Opportunity Farm for Boys in New Gloucester for 21 years.

Arlene was a very loving and happy-go-lucky woman, always smiling. She loved dancing, reading, spending time with her family camping, and fishing. Arlene so enjoyed family gatherings and watching Tom Brady of the New England Patriots with her son, Linwood and daughter-in-law, Deb.

She is survived by her son, Linwood B. May Jr. of New Gloucester; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a step-grandson and three step-great-grandchildren; brother, Gary Snow of Naples; sister, Joyce Milligan of Livermore Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Linwood Sr. who died on Nov. 13, 2004; sisters, Leona Waterman, Kathryn (Kate) Pierce and Barbara Hart; and brother, Forrest Snow.

A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, April 12, at her son and daughter-in-law’s home, 15 Estes Road, New Gloucester. A graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Poland at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives. Condolences may be expressed at

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