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ST. ALBANS - Maxine Ethelyn (Cook) Manson, 88, died March 10, 2005 at an Augusta healthcare facility. She was December 28, 1916 at St. Albans, a daughter of Wallace Burton “Burt” and Lydie Maydell (Spaulding) Cook, formerly of St. Albans and Hartland. She married Howard Lyle Manson in 1936 and had six children. While married to Howard, she lived in numerous towns. They moved from Connecticut to Canaan in 1954, where she resided for 29 years while working at Norrwock Shoe Company in Skowhegan. After retiring, she moved in 1982 to Benton, and in 1992 moved to Norridgewock to reside with one of her sons, Douglas and his wife Carmen. In February 2000 she moved into senior housing at Seton Village in Waterville. In July 2003 Maxine moved to the Glenridge Nursing Home in Augusta. She was a Life Member of the Sunrise Chapter #75, Order of the Eastern Star in Canaan, where she was a very active member, serving as Secretary for 21 years, District #9 Deputy Grand Matron, Grand Electa in the Grand Chapter, and Grand Representative to New Hampshire.

Maxine is survived by her children, Shelva Jean and husband Alan Goodridge of Newport and Cape Coral, FL, James Howard and wife Betty Manson of Fairfield Center, Ronald Joseph and wife Mary Manson of Winslow, Douglas Gene and wife Carmen Manson of Randolph, and Gary Clyde Manson of Skowhegan; 17 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Madeline Reardon of Dexter and MA and Shirley Staples of Farmingdale. She was predeceased by her husband in 1962; a son, Robert Burton Manson in 1971 and a brother, Roland Haskell Cook in 2001.

A private funeral and graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland.

Memorial donations may be made to Sunset Chapter #53, Skowhegan OES which merged with the Sunrise Chapter, c/o Phillis Russakoff, 101 Norridgewock Avenue, Skowhegan, ME 04976. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Newport.

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