HANCOCK – Mary Carolyn Morrison, 73, passed away peacefully at her home on May 31, 2016. Mary was born in Bangor on Jan. 23, 1943, the daughter of Edward Farwell, Sr. and Elaine (Maher) Farwell. Mary graduated from John Bapst Memorial High School and attended Beal College, where she earned her associate degree in business management.
Mary married Bruce A. Morrison on May 2, 1964, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bangor. Mary and Bruce are the proud parents of two surviving children: Kimberly M. Morrison and R. Scott Morrison.
Mary was a proud, loving and devoted grandmother of three amazing grandchildren: Kayla Ann Morrison, Brendon Scott Morrison and Trevor Christophe Morrison. Mary was the eldest of five children and the sister of Edward “Bud” Farwell, Jr. and his wife, Marcia, of Holden, Linda Farwell and her husband, John Manning, of Hallowell, Susan Farwell and her husband, John Philson, of Cumberland, Janice Farwell of Westbrook, and significant other, Donald Walkwitz of Otisfield. Mary was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Farwell.
Mary was happily married to Bruce for 52 years. Mary enjoyed a long career in business with New England Telephone and later as co-owner of Kimsco Supply Co. Mary and Bruce enjoyed traveling, especially to the Caribbean. One of Mary’s favorite roles was that of “Nana”. She enjoyed excursions, dance recitals, sporting and school events with her grandchildren.
Mary enjoyed music, singing, sailing, attending ballet, theater, concerts and summer days by the pool with a good book. Mary was a creative and talented seamstress and embroiderer. One of her most creative projects was a picture of her mother, Elaine Farwell, taken in a field of daisies by her father, deceased BDN photographer Daniel Maher. She applied the photo by silkscreen and created individual wall hangings beautifully embroidered and designed for each one of her siblings.
Mary’s last project was embroidering Christmas Villages, which were given as gifts to family. Mary’s quiet demeanor and ability to keep these gifts from her heart a secret, made them especially meaningful to everyone. Mary loved to cook and decorate for the holidays; she especially loved Christmas. Mary’s thoughtfulness and kind heart extended beyond in many ways. It wasn’t uncommon when relatives, friends and those who didn’t have anywhere to go for the holidays, were invited to the Morrison home in Hancock and Mary would send them home with their own individually prepared turkeys to enjoy.
Mary was the foundation of her family for over 60 years and was very close to her brother Bud, sisters Janice and Susan as well as her cousin Marilyn. Mary touched so many people with her love, kindness, and wisdom. She was often the “go-to” person when family needed guidance, advice and an objective opinion. Mary will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Mary loved her pets and requested in lieu of flowers that donations be sent to the SPCA of Hancock County. A family memorial service will occur later.