Marjorie May Tribou

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Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home
1 Church Street
Augusta, ME

MANCHESTER - Marjorie May Tribou, 94, of Manchester, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2019 at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta.

Marjorie Lorna was born Jan. 24, 1924, in Northampton, England, to John James and Bessie Victoria (Fulton) May. She attended St. Paul's and Kingsthorpe Grove Elementary Schools and graduated with high honors from Notre Dame High School, in 1940, while World War II was in progress. She went to work in the local branch of the National Provincial Bank, and during the six years she was there, she met and married Phillip Tribou, of Augusta, Maine USA. He was a member of the U.S. Army, stationed near Northampton, at the 303rd Station Hospital. He left there for a U.S. Hospital, in London, England before being shipped home at the end of the war. In l946 Marjorie left England to join him in Augusta.

Briefly the couple lived in South Portland, moving to Bath, then Orono, while Phil completed his education at the University of Maine, and Marjorie worked at the college. They settled in Augusta with Phil working for Depositors Trust, then Key Bank. Marjorie was with Maine Teachers Association, now Maine Education Association. After retirement, they moved to Manchester, where they had a new home built on the site of the camp they had enjoyed on Lake Cobbossee.

Marjorie joined Phil and his mother as a member of Green Street Methodist Church, where, as a member of the choir and various other church groups, she found friends and substitute family. For more than twenty years she was treasurer of the Howard Benevolent Society, and upon retirement, she became a tutor for the Literacy Volunteers of America.

In England, her father, mother and brother predeceased her. Phil's mother, father, brother, Hugh and sister, Virginia, predeceased him. Then, in November of 2005, her loving husband died, after sixty good years.

Surviving are their dearly loved children, daughter, Barbara and husband, David, son, John and wife, Ruth; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Phil's nephew, Bob and wife, Diane, were dear to Marjorie, as were Bob's mother, Betty, and Bob's children and their families. In England, she leaves her sister-in-law, Eileen; as well as dear cousins and their families; and some lifelong friends.

With family and friends in many places in this country and abroad, Marjorie and Phil did a lot of travelling. Marjorie never lost her love for England, but she loved and appreciated Maine because of the love and support of her husband, his family and friends, the church family, of Green Street United Methodist Church, and the host of neighbors, friends and coworkers through the years.

Visiting will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Green Street United Methodist Church.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at

For those who wish to make a gift in memory instead of flowers please consider a charity

of your choice or

Green Street

Methodist Church,

13 Green St.,

Augusta 04330.

Published in Central Maine on Jan. 3, 2019
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