Marion Louise Strout


Marion Louise Strout, 87, died Aug. 2, 2022, at an Ellsworth hospital after a short illness. She was born March 31, 1935, in Ellsworth, the daughter of Walter L. and Margaret L. (Bunker) Giles.

Marion grew up on the Surry Road and, upon graduation, married her high school sweetheart and moved to Ellsworth, where she raised her family. When Marion’s kids were of school age, she worked at the Knowlton School as a cook. She later worked at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital as a housekeeper until her retirement. In earlier years, when her husband, Allen, was alive, most weekends were spent at dance halls, where they were recognized by many for their dancing skills. Marion had a passion for cooking and spent a large amount of her time in the kitchen. She was an avid nature lover. Marion especially loved animals of all kinds, and even had a pet-sitting service for a time and provided extra special care for her client’s four-legged family members. She lived a simple, humble life, who asked for little and lived by the credo “It is what it is.” She was very quick-witted and had a good sense of humor. During the summer, she loved going to Newbury Neck in Surry and gathering sea lavender.

Marion is survived by her three children, Albert Strout and wife, Diane, of Hancock, Andrew Strout and wife, Stacey, of Lincolnville and daughter Sheryl McCarthy and husband, Michael, of Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Meghan, Evan, Missy, James, Scott, Jackson and Abby; seven great-grandchildren; sister Rita Jordan of Ellsworth; many nieces and nephews and a very special cousin, Charleen Bunker. She was predeceased by her husband, Allen J. Strout, sister Shirley Barker and brother Albert Giles.

Those who desire may make contributions in Marion’s memory to the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605 or the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements in care of Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth.

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