Mary Alice Welner died on January 31, 2022, in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine
(The following was provided by the Tribute Archive on January 31, 2022
Cundy’s Harbor – Mary Alice Welner took her last peaceful breath January 31, 2022, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, in her former home in Cundy’s Harbor. She was born in Cundy’s Harbor on October 27, 1928, to John D. Eastman of Cundy’s Harbor and Eleanora (Harley) Eastman of Georgetown. Mary attended Harbor schools, Brunswick High School and graduated from Potter Academy in Sebago, Me. Mary was married December 5, 1946, at the Cundy’s Harbor Nazarene Church to James T. “Jim” Welner Jr. of Topsham. Mum and Dad lived on Tedford Rd. in Topsham, on Dad’s family land from 1947 until they moved back to the Harbor in December of 1967. After her marriage Mum did take business courses. She worked at Pejepscot Paper Mill, of Topsham in both the mill and in the office. For a brief time she worked at Bowdoin College and then for seven years she worked for L.L. Bean in the flying-tying department, which she loved. Mary was a member of the United Baptist Church in Topsham for seventy-plus years, and the last few years she attended many Bible studies and Sunday Services at the Cundy’s Harbor Community Church. She loved traveling, snowmobiling, camping, and picnicking all with her family and friends. Also loved her winters in Florida, first with Jim and then for many years with her sister Lil. Mary was predeceased by her husband James T. “Jim” Welner Jr. in November of 1994, her daughter Patricia Welner in 2013, a brother John D. Eastman in 2017, and a sister Lucille McDonald in 2021. She leaves three children: James T. Welner III, of Boyd Lake, Orneville, ME, Susan (Welner) Hawkes and Richard D. Welner, both of Cundy’s Harbor. the eldest of six children, Mary leaves two sisters: Lillian Herrick Everhart, Virginia A. Eastman , and a brother Herbert L. Eastman, all of Cundy’s Harbor, also her sixteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.