Mary E. King

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Staples Funeral Service
53 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME

Mary E. King 1925 – 2018 PITTSTON – Mary E. King, 93, of Pittston, died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta. She was born in Gardiner, on Aug. 5, 1925, the daughter of Walter M. and Maybelle (Beckwith) Ricker. Mary attended Gardiner schools, and graduated from Gardiner Area High School. She married Willard E. King on Dec. 6, 1946.She worked at the Commonwealth Shoe Shop for many years, and retired from Clarostat Shoe in Richmond, in 1988. Mary was a life member of Christ Church in Gardiner, the Gardiner Lions Club, where she was an officer. She also was one of the first to volunteer at the Gardiner Food Bank and was there 30 plus years, she was also a member of the Chelsea Grange, the Four Leaf Clover Club, and the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars. She enjoyed volunteering for many different organizations and was always willing to help anyone in need. Mary was an avid football fan, and her favorite team was the New York Giants, later in life she took a liking to the New England Patriots, especially Tom Brady. She also enjoyed time with her family, especially during the holidays, cooking and entertaining friends and family. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Willard E. King; a brother, Walter C. Ricker; and a dear friend, Hubert Goggin. Mary is survived by her son, Dale E. King, of Pittston; two brothers, Howard Ricker of Kentucky, Charles Ricker of Pittston, a sister, Ethel Pooler of Bradley; a brother–in–law, Milton King of Florida; two grandsons, Ben E. King, of Pittston, Brett D. King of Tennessee; four great-grandchildren, Kaden, Ryken, twins, Brett and Turner King; several nieces, nephews; and cousins. The family would like to express their thanks for the kind care Mary received at the Maine Veterans Home from the nurses and staff on company A. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 from 11-1 p.m., at Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will be at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in the spring. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website:

Published in Central Maine on Nov. 28, 2018
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