Marion Flanagin, 86

CASCO — Marion Flanagin, 86, passed away at her home on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, with her beloved husband and son at her side.

Marion was born July 17, 1930, in Caribou, to Louise Nadeau Barnum and Stanley Guy Barnum.

A graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington with a degree in education, she often spoke fondly of her time in school playing for the basketball team and as a member of the Lamda Sorority. She was a teacher in the South Portland School system for 25 years. During this time she received her master’s degree from USM and was working toward a PhD.

Marion loved to travel, visiting England, Ireland, France (speaking the language), and Alaska, where she and her husband Sidney caught large salmon and enjoyed the sights in their RV. She loved trying new dishes and was an accomplished chef, even writing and publishing her own cookbook, “Cooking for Health.”

She was a member of the Sunshine Club, the Webbs Mills Baptist Church and volunteered for the Casco Rescue.

Marion married her husband, Sidney Flanagin, a Marine Corps veteran, during her last year of college. They moved to Camp LeJeune before returning to Maine and settling in Casco. They raised four children, gardened and sold antiques at their farm, and enjoyed time with their family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Sidney Flanagin; four children, Sheila, Mark, Sidney Jr., and Dean and his wife Kim; four grandchildren, Erin and Kelly Enberg, Deanna and Kevin Flanagin; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Pearl Barnum, Betty Short, Sonny Barnum, Gloria Finnemore and Ruby Cost.

A graveside service was held at Webbs Mills Cemetery, Route 85, Casco at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30. Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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