Mabel Crockett

FALMOUTH — Mabel Crockett died at Falmouth by the Sea on Oct. 19, 2010.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1905, in Riverside, Nova Scotia. She was one of six sisters and one brother and attended school in West Gore, Nova Scotia. She moved to Boston in 1922. She graduated as valedictorian of her class from Chandler Secretarial School in Boston and worked as secretary to the president of Little Brown Publishing Company, a job she loved. Her fondest memories were of meeting all the authors who came into the office.

In 1928, she married Sherman K. Crockett and they settled in Arlington, Mass. During World War II, she and a neighbor would go in to Boston to mend for servicemen who came to the USO. She was also active in neighborhood and community activities. Their daughter, Barbara, and son, George, were both born in Arlington and went to school there. In 1943, Mabel and Sherman bought Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake and moved the family to Portland. For 24 years, they hosted the well known and not as well known. They were natural hosts and thoroughly enjoyed all of the friends they made at Migis. In 1968, they sold Migis Lodge and retired to Raymond, where Mabel was active in the Raymond Village Library and the Semicircle of Raymond Village Church. Sherman died in 1978. In 1996, Mabel moved to OceanView in Falmouth where she enjoyed playing bridge and pool. Proudly, she won a pool tournament at 96.

She is survived by her sister, Marita MacDougall Greenough of West Gore, Nova Scotia; her daughter, Barbara C. MacDougall of Portland; her son, George W. Crockett of Portland; her five grandchildren; her four great-grandchildren; and a step great-granddaughter.

She was predeceased by her granddaughter.

A memorial service was held in her honor at the Raymond Community Church in Raymond Village on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Raymond Village Library, RR 121, Raymond, ME 04071 or to the OceanView Resident’s Fund, 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, ME 04105.

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