Mary B. Elias

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Mary B. Elias
1920 - 2017
FAIRFIELD - Mary B. Elias, 96, died peacefully in her sleep, soon after visiting with her family, at Glenridge Rehab Facility in Augusta, on July 5, 2017.
She was born in North Anson, the daughter of John Brown and Edna (Witham) Brown, on Oct. 30, 1920. She attended Anson Academy, and married Edward E. Elias on June 21, 1941. They had three children, Shirley, Lana, and William.
She was a professional weaver and was a communicant at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Fairfield.
At age 81, she obtained her first gym membership and continued her workouts until December 2016. She received the first "Participant of the Month" award at Anytime Fitness in Fairfield, at age 92, where she was nicknamed "Treadmill Mary."
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Edward; her son, William; her sister, Elizabeth; her brother, Clarence; and many other special family members and friends.
She is survived by: her two daughters, Shirley Elias Ezzy and her husband George, of Augusta; and Lana MacKnight and her husband Steve, of Vero Beach, Fla.; her grandchildren, Jennifer Ezzy, and spouse Kevin Charette, of Manchester; Julie Payne, and her spouse Jeremy, of Manchester; and Paul Ezzy, of Dedham, Mass.; and her three great-grandchildren, Katie, Emily, and Ashley Payne, of Manchester. She is also survived by sister-in-law Cindy Elias and her family, and many special friends.
Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was known for her cooking, especially her pies and Lebanese food. She created wonderful memories for her family, especially around the holidays. She loved music and going dancing with her husband. Her warm and welcoming personality and witty sense of humor had a way of making people feel at home. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
Visiting hours are at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home on Main Street in Fairfield, from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at St. Joseph's Maronite Church in Waterville on Wednesday, July 12, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery in Waterville. Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield. An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at:


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Published in Central Maine on July 8, 2017