3/26/2013 1:08:00 PM Shirley Mae Marr Milligan July 1, 1926 - March 18, 2013
Shirley Mae Marr Milligan, 86, of Boothbay Harbor, died March 18 at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. She was born July 1, 1926 in Southport to Thomas and Wilma Morton Marr.
She grew up on Southport Island and graduated a year early at the age of 16 from Boothbay Harbor High School.
Shirley worked at several businesses including Porter's Drug Store, R.R. Donnelley Printing Company in Old Saybrook, Conn., Carbone's, Meadow Market, and the Colonial Market. When her children were young, Shirley did laundry to make extra money. During that time, she had the opportunity to do the laundry for the cast of the movie "Carousel" while it was filming in Boothbay Harbor.
She was a member of the Crescent Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and the Grange.
Shirley was in charge of the Boothbay Region High School Alumni Association for many years. She was an avid and competitive bowler and was a collector of post cards, stamps and coins. She also enjoyed buying scratch tickets and gambling. Her favorite enjoyment was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Blake of Trevett; son, Tommy Milligan of Brunswick; sister, Clara MacQuarrie of California; grandchildren, Michelle Rayburn of Georgia, Aaron Blake of Boothbay, Charlinda Carlson of Newcastle, Amanda Stover of Key West, Fla., and Jessica Stover of Boothbay; and great-grandchildren, Ethan Carlson of Mechanic Falls, Denise Stover of Boothbay, Gavin Carlson of Newcastle, Kyra and Kari Blake of Boothbay, and Olivia Carlson of Newcastle.
Celebration of Shirley's life 3 p.m., Fri., March 29 at Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay. A private family burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Boothbay. Friends are welcome to a reception at Joe and Brenda Blake's home on Trevett at 5 p.m.
Contributions in Shirley's memory may be made to the Boothbay Harbor High School Alumni Association, c/o Ann Reed, PO Box 144, Boothbay, ME 04537, or St. Andrews Village, Gregory Wing, 145 Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.
You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Boothbay.