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Alice M. "Marie" Meuse
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Portland – Alice M. “Marie” Meuse, 95, died on Sunday, January 28, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 5, 1922, in Portland, Maine - the daughter of the late William Charles Gorey and Mary (Schellhorn) Gorey. Marie grew up in South Portland, attended the local primary and middle schools, then graduating from South Portland High School, Class of 1940.

On October 17, 1941, Marie married Walter I. Meuse. They both grew up in Knightville, South Portland and lived there briefly after their marriage then moved to Portland’s West End to start their family. Marie was a dedicated homemaker, but as her children got older she decided to return to work - initially for the Telephone Company then as a Teacher’s Aide for many years thereafter.

Marie had the gift of music that she graciously shared with her children. She had a natural (self-taught) talent for playing the piano and keyboard. Marie continued to play even after she moved to St. Joseph’s Rehab, to the delight of the wonderful staff and friends she made there. Most of all, Marie brought joy to and loved her children and grandchildren dearly. She will be remembered as someone with a great sense of humor, to the point of embarrassing her children and delighting her grandchildren. She always had a sharp wit and an optimistic viewpoint - was greatly humble, having never complained. She was a remarkable woman who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at St. Joseph’s Rehab, for their exceptionally loving care of Marie over the past few months.

Marie was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Walter Meuse; a son, Richard Meuse; three sisters; a brother; and three grandchildren. She is survived by three daughters, Patricia McHugh and her husband Roger of IL, Lorraine Alexander and her husband Charles of FL, Barbie Meuse-Hayden and her husband Joel Hayden of Portland; four sons, Charles Meuse and his wife Jeanne of New Gloucester, Walter Meuse and his wife Nancy of Auburn, David Meuse of South Portland, Stephen Meuse of Portland; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many, many friends.

Visiting hours and a celebration of Marie’s life will be held from 4:00-6:00PM on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Followed by a service at the funeral home at 6:00PM. Burial will be private. To view Marie’s memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com


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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - Portland Chapel

172 State Street
Portland, ME 04101

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Feb

6:00 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - Portland Chapel

172 State Street
Portland, ME 04101

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