Marion L. York

BROWNFIELD — Marion L. York, 81, of Brownfield, died Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Fryeburg Health Care Center.

She was born in Boston, Mass., a daughter of Charles and Dorothy Monahan Lowe. After the death of her mother, she was raised by her stepmother, Gladys Lowe. She graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1947 and after graduation was married to Robert “Red” York. She was a member of the Brownfield Community Church. Marion and Red owned and operated the “Marion and Red General Store and Antique Shop” for many years in Brownfield. She enjoyed going to the beach, and liked to go skiing with her family.

She was predeceased by her parents and stepmother; her sister, Dorothy June Blemker; and a son, Charles “Chuck” York in 1978.

She is survived by her husband Robert “Red” York of Brownfield; a son, Brad York of Brownfield; a brother, Herbert Benson of Calif.; three sisters, Dorothy Bell of Berwick, Roberta Watson of Sanford, and Donna Bushow of Colo.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Brownfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2 C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg.  On-line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org

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