Mary E. Malmstrom died on November 22, 2021, in Rockland, Maine.
(The following was provided by the Village Soup on November 30, 2021)
ROCKLAND — Mary Elizabeth Malmstrom, 86, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, after a brief stay at Pen Bay Medical Center.
Born in Rockland, Sept. 23, 1935, she was the daughter of Franklin ‘Frank’ and Inez Grace Roberts Newhall. Educated in Rockland schools, Mary left high school to help support her family. She was extremely proud to have earned her GED later in life when she was in her 50s.
Mary was a hard worker her entire life, and has always been a top performer in the fields she worked. When working at the local fish processing plants, it took more than one person to replace her when she wasn’t there. When her husband was deployed overseas, she often walked to work after her oldest son was born. Her cleaning skills at the Tradewinds, Pen Bay Medical Center and Bowdoin College were unsurpassed.
She had a special place in her heart for animals, especially dogs. Over the years, she has had many four-legged loves in her life and she loved them all equally. Taking them for walks was something she looked forward to each day.
She had a dynamic personality, and was known to be a bit feisty. You never had to wonder what Mary was thinking. She loved bright red lipstick and nail polish, and couldn’t get enough “bling” from the jewelry she collected. As a young woman, she loved to go dancing with her husband, Victor.
A talented artist, Mary loved art. Her paintings and drawings were beautiful and will be cherished by her family. Mary’s number one priority in life was her family. She loved nothing more than spending time with her grandchildren, whom she adored.
Her smile, laughter, and love will be missed by all who loved her.
Predeceased by her husband, Victor Malmstrom, Sr., and two sisters, Marion Roy, and Lavonne “Bonnie” Stone, Mary is survived by her children, Victor Malmstrom, Jr., and his wife, Dale, of Rockland, Corinne Malmstrom, and her fiancé, Reggie Johnson, of Augusta, Timothy Malmstrom, and his fiancée, Lynn Willis, of Thomaston; her grandchildren, Tori Robinson of Owls Head, Kevin Malmstrom, and his fiancée, Lilah Poole, of Camden, Justin Malmstrom of Rockland, Chelsea Roberts, and her husband, Edward, of Rockland, Allie McKenney, and her husband, Brandon, of Glenburn; her great-grandchildren, Ashley, and her fiancé, Christopher, Kayla, Ty, Chase, Landon, Brooke, Cameron, Lochlan and Hailey; two great-great-grandchildren, Liam Malmstrom, and Callie Prescott; her sisters, Carol Strollo, and her husband, Edmund, of Owls Head and Karen Sprowl of Warren; a half-sister, Sharon Secotte, and her husband, Michael, of Cushing; as well as many nieces, nephews and a large, loving extended family.