Maggie Black, age 67, passed away at the Mercy Hospital Hospice Center in Portland on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
She valiantly battled ovarian cancer for over three years. Her grit and stubbornness gave her that added time. She was born April 25, 1951 to Henry and Helen Black. Maggie attended Baldwin Elementary and was a graduate of Fryeburg Academy. She was a member of the Future Homemakers of America, Library Council, and Drama Club. She attended the University of Maine / Bangor, Andover Institute and Southern Maine Technical College.
The family farm in Baldwin was built in 1784. It is the oldest structure in town. Her parents deeded the property to her many years ago and she took great pride in maintaining and enhancing the homestead. She inherited a deep passionfor all animals especially pot belly pigs and cats. Gardening, flower beds and dancing were also priorities.She and her siblings were always active 4-H members and participated in many regional fairs.
Maggie's work life included servicing as a unit clerk at Spring Harbor Hospital for twenty-five years.
Larry Lord was at her side during the hospice care. Ben, the cat, wasmanning the house. She was predeceased by her sister, Valerie,and her parents. Survivors include her sister, Dianne Dunning, herhusband Conrad and their children, Aaron and Rachel, of Baldwin, as well as a nephew, David Ellis, his wife Katie and their two children ofJupiter, Florida.
Maggie was extremely grateful for all the hospital and home visits. Helpfrom her immediate neighbors, friends from Fryeburg Fair andco-workers from Spring Harbor was invaluable. Attention from longtimefriends from Bridgton and New Hampshire was important.
The genuine care from the medical care givers was extraordinary.
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