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Arlene L. May

Date of Death: April 9, 2014

Date of Birth: December 30, 1926


Arlene L. May, 87, of New Gloucester and Windham, passed away April 9 in Lewiston.

She was born in New Gloucester on December 30, 1926, the daughter of Arthur and Norine Chamberlin Snow.  Arlene was the first child of eight children born to Arthur and Norine Snow.

She graduated from New Gloucester High School in 1946.  Arlene married Linwood B. May, Sr. on December 5, 1951 in New Gloucester.  She worked in the laundry at the Opportunity Farm for Boys in New Gloucester for 21 years.

Arlene was a very loving and happy go lucky woman, always smiling.  She loved dancing, reading, spending time with her family camping, and fishing.  Arlene so enjoyed family gatherings and watching Tom Brady of the New England Patriot’s with her son, Linwood and daughter-in-law, Deb.

She is survived by her son, Linwood B. May, Jr. and his wife Deborah, of New Gloucester.  Three Grandchildren, Daniel May of Sanford, Nina May of Auburn, Austin May of Auburn; 3 Great-grandchildren Alec, Aeryn and Sadie May of Sanford. A step grandson Joshua Crosby, and his wife Lisa; 3 step great-grandchildren, Bailey, Andrew and Corey Crosby of Fayette.  Brother, Gary Snow of Naples and sister, Joyce Milligan of Livermore Falls.  Several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Linwood Sr. who died November 13, 2004, sisters; Leona Waterman, Kathryn (Kate) Pierce, Barbara Hart, and brother, Forrest Snow.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, April 12, at her son and daughter-in-laws home, 15 Estes Road, New Gloucester, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  A graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Poland on a later date.

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