Marion E. Tripp

LEWISTON — Marion E. Tripp, 92, of Danville, passed away on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 at Central Maine Medical Center.

She was born in New Gloucester on April 1, 1918, the daughter of the late Ernest A. and Effie E. Edwards Dunlap. She was educated in local schools and was married June 20, 1935, to Dwight L. Tripp Sr., who predeceased her Jan. 31, 1979.

Marion was employed at Cummings Cleaners in Auburn and later at Lincoln Department Store in Lewiston. She then operated a day care in her home for many years.

She was a member of Danville Union Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a junior choir director for many years. She was also a member of the New Auburn Senior Citizens, the New Gloucester Senior Citizens and the Danville Grange, where she recently received her 50-year membership certificate. She enjoyed beano, Hollywood Slots, her daily crossword puzzle and traveling with her brother and sister-in-law, Clark and Margaret Dunlap, and her companion, Francis Steele. She especially enjoyed family gatherings at Christmas and Thanksgiving and her camp at Bear Pond. In her younger years, she was a Scout leader with Girl Scouts and Brownies.

She is survived by a daughter, Edith Berry of Hope; and a son, Dwight L. “Pete” Tripp Jr. of Harrison; three granddaughters; also 11 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; and her companion, W. Francis Steele of Auburn.

She was predeceased by a great-granddaughter; and a brother, Clark Dunlap.

You are invited to share your condolences with the Tripp family by visiting www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Visitation to be held at Fortin/Auburn on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral will be on Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by burial at Upper Gloucester Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Danville Union Church, or the Danville Grange. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner Street, Auburn.

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