Mary Elizabeth Politis
RUMFORD -- Mary Elizabeth Politis, 92, of Kennebec Street, died on March 20, 2011 at Rumford Hospital as a result of complications from pneumonia.
She was born in Lewiston on December 5, 1918, a daughter of the late Prosper and Theresa (Linehan) Gionet. Mary was educated in Lewiston schools and was a graduate of Lewiston High School Class of 1936.
She married Anthony F. Politis Sr. in Lewiston on November 11, 1944, and together they celebrated 47 years of marriage. He passed away on August 9, 1992. After graduation, she was employed as a telephone operator for New England Phone Company. She then worked for many years as the manager at the St. Athanasius School cafeteria and later at Rumford Answer Phone.
Mary was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella. Mary was a caring and gentle person who loved her kids and grandchildren dearly. She enjoyed family get togethers, cooking great meals for the holidays, and spent many summers at her camp at Roxbury Pond.
Surviving are her children, Anthony F. Politis, Jr. of Rumford, Jane Giasson and husband, Arthur of Rumford, and Anne Coffin and husband, William of Lewiston; a sister, Claire Walker of Poland Spring; a brother, George Gionet and wife, Mary of Hanover; five grandchildren, Deborah Giasson and friend, John Wheeler, Christine McPherson and husband, Kevin, Laurie Reed and husband, Scott, Cindy Bradshaw and husband, Matt, and Brian Coffin and wife, Heidi; six great-grandchildren, Joshua Maillet, Ethan McPherson, Erin McPherson, Jocelyn Coffin, Natalie Reed and Kyle Reed; step great-grandson, Nathan Maillet; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Anthony F. Politis Sr.; and a brother-in-law, Gerry Walker.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Jacob Ledesma and the staff at Rumford Hospital for the wonderful care given to Mary during her recent illness and also a special thank you to Nancy and Gerry Roberts for the tender care they gave while Mary was at home.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at SG Thibault Funeral Home, with visitation by the Daughters of Isabella at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Parish of the Holy Savior. Spring interment will be in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the Community Relations, Rumford Hospital, 420 Franklin St., Rumford, ME 04276.