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CORINNA – Marie Flanders, 80, died October 31, 2008 at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Bangor with the love of her children surrounding her. She was born March 24, 1928 at Ashland, a daughter of Michael and Melvina (Theriault) Dubay. Marie married the love of her life, Hubert L. Flanders on June 29, 1946. She was predeceased by him November 9, 2005.

She had been employed at Snowflake Canning Company until it burned, Eastland Woolen Mill, Nokomis Regional High, and retired from Dexter Shoe Company in 1992. She attended the Corinna United Methodist Church and was a member of the Corinna Post American Legion Auxiliary. Marie spent her life caring for her children and grandchildren.

She loved spending time at camp in the summer months and holidays with her family. In addition to her husband, Marie was predeceased by five sisters, seven brothers, and a very special granddaughter, Emilie.

She is survived by her four children, Susan and husband Eddie York of Clinton, Sally Flanders of Texas, Dana and wife Valarie Flanders of Plymouth; and Amy and husband Gary Fitch of Jay; 7 grandchildren, Kevin York and special friend Amanda Hunnewell, Sarah and husband Jeremy Viles, Ben Wintle and special friend Shawn Johnson, Amanda and special friend Nicholas Wark, Beth Flanders, Dustin Hargreaves and Kayla Fitch; three brothers, Freeman of Ashland, Omer and wife Pauline of Bristol, CT, and Allen and wife Sheila of Bangor, many nieces, nephews, and special friends at Sunshine Village. The joy in Marie’s last days was brought to her through the compassion and care of the Maine Veterans’ staff and her family.

Private visitation will be held at Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. A graveside funeral and committal service will be held at Morses Corner Cemetery, Corinna, at 1 P.M. Wednesday, November 5th with Pastor Grace Mazhandu of the Corinna United Methodist Church officiating with assistance by Reverend Sharon Lovejoy. There will be a time to share memories with the family immediately after the service at the Corinna United Methodist Church with luncheon provided.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Veterans’ Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401.

Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written tributes at

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