Mary E. Waterhouse
RUMFORD -- Mary E. Waterhouse, 97, formerly of Highland Terrace, Mexico, died on February 26, 2013 at her residence at the Rumford Community Home.
She was born in Eliot on January 3, 1916, the daughter of H. Martin and Annie Mae (Eldridge) Frost. Mary graduated from Eliot High School Class of 1934 and from University of Maine at Orono Class of 1938 with her associate’s degree.
Mary worked as a dietician at the Rumford Hospital for several years and then for over 25 years for the Rumford School Department lunch program as a supervisor until retirement in 1983.
She was a member of the Rumford Methodist Church, the Mary and Martha Club of the church and was very active on church suppers. She was a great cook and loving mother and she thoroughly enjoyed her time with her family and friends
She was formerly married in Marysville, CA on March 12, 1943 to Arthur Gogan and later married December 23, 1968 in Mechanic Falls to Norwood S. Waterhouse, who died in Rumford on July 25, 2010.
Survivors include sons, Jerry Gogan of Farmington, and Allan Gogan of Canton; daughter, Nancy Leadbetter and husband, Ted of Brewer; step-sons, Duane Waterhouse and wife, Gemma of Rumford, Dale Waterhouse and wife, Johanna of Lubbock, TX, and Lauris Waterhouse and wife, Maureen of Raymond; step-daughter, Cheryl Gallant and husband, Gerard of Stratton; many grandchildren and step-grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; and a sister, Mara Marshall of Kittery.
She was predeceased by brothers, John and Joseph Frost; and daughter-in-law, Jackie Gogan.
Graveside services will be conducted at noon Saturday on May 18, 2013 at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Poland. Those who desire, contribute to the Rumford United Methodist Church, c/o James Robertson, 724 Forest Ave., Rumford, ME 04276 in her memory.