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Mary (Beth) Elizabeth Dean
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Mary (Beth) Elizabeth Dean, 52, passed away peacefully Nov. 28, 2003, at a Bangor hospital with her family at her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 5, 1951, in Dover-Foxcroft, the daughter of Ronald and Arline (Mischler) Dean. A graduate of Foxcroft Academy, Class of 1969, she attended University of Maine at Orono, and graduated from Franklin Peirce in New Hampshire. Throughout her life, she lived and worked in New Hampshire, California, Washington and Georgia, ending back at Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft. Mary Beth enjoyed her family, animals and loved to read. She especially enjoyed skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. She loved watching her nieces and nephews play football, soccer and basketball. She never let her illness slow her down. She was always thinking of others, making sure all the details were taken care of, even in her last days.

She was predeceased by her father. Mary Beth will be sadly missed by her mother, Arline Dean of Dover-Foxcroft; brother, Joe and his wife, Tami, of England; sisters, Bea and her husband, Jim Sauvage, of Mesa, Ariz., Barbie of Vacaville, Calif., Martha and her husband, Sam Andrews, of Atkinson, Grace and her husband, Rick Langley, of Lewiston, Cathy and her special friend, Mike Buckley, of Harmony; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She will be missed by her cat, Gracie Ann.

Memorial services will be conducted 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at the Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Neil Gastonguay officiating. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Northeast Affiliate, 343 Gorham Road, So. Portland 04106-2317 or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.

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