Marlene Lausier

GARDINER – Our beloved and dear Marlene Lausier passed away on Christmas Day 2021, at Glenridge Long Term Care with her loving daughter and favorite staff by her side. Marlene has lived a busy life, inspiring family and friends with her fun and loyal ways. daughter of Clifford and Mildred Flewelling Bailey, Marlene was born on September 14, 1935 in the family home in Crouseville, Maine. She has told many stories of potato picking with her brothers Ronnie and Phil in the county. The family later moved to Kents Hill to manage the Kents Hill School Farm and then to Winthrop Center to manage the Bailey Estates farm where her younger brother, Dennis was born, much to Marlene’s delight. Marlene graduated from Winthrop High School in 1954 and married her adoring classmate, Lester Wood. They raised three children, Timothy, Tom and Tina. After living for many years in Massachusetts, Marlene enjoyed returning to Maine and living in Narrows Pond enjoying badminton, croquet, barbecues, card games, swimming, ice skating and ice skating. golf outings with friends, beloved brothers and their families. Marlene also appreciated her many years working for Cottles, Shop-n-Save, and then Hannaford, where she offered a cheerful smile and welcome to the courtesy kiosk and at the cash register. She was a member of the Natanis Golf Course and President of the Natanis Women’s Golf Association for four years. She was a member of Gardiner’s First Baptist Church as a deacon and an active member of the Grace Arbor Mission Society and the Baptist Ladies of Christian Service. In 1986, she tried marriage a second time and embarked on a new adventure with Ray Lausier. These were years rich in grandchildren, travel, golf and lobsters! Marlene inspired us with her joy, laughter, courage and compassion. Marlene was predeceased by her parents, her husband Ray Lausier, her son Timothy Wood, her ex-husband and friend, Lester Wood, her brothers Ronald Bailey, Phillip Bailey and her law sister Betty Bailey. She is survived by her son, Tom Wood of Farmingdale, her granddaughter Jennifer Wood and her partner Rudolfo Hernandez and her great grandchildren, Trent and Jayden of Florida. Her daughter, Tina Wood and her husband Robert Kus of Gardiner, her grandchildren Evan Kus, Dover, NH and Til Kus of Philadelphia, PA. Brother Dennis Bailey and his wife Rose Bailey of Florida. Winthrop’s sister-in-law Nancy Bailey and cousin Jane Knight. She was particularly interested in her many dear nephews and nieces and their families, Bill, Janice, Scott, Mark, Shelly, Dean, Troy, Lisa, Lori and Paul. Thanks to the tender, joyful and loving care she received at Glenridge, Marlene lived a full life to the end with Alzheimer’s disease. We honor and thank the staff. Maine General Hospice provided expert advice, support and comfort. We warmly thank his exceptional nurses. A funeral service will be held on Saturday January 8 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church on Church Street in Gardiner. Interment at the Old Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery will take place in the spring. Throughout Marlene’s life, her friends and her faith at First Baptist Church have given her love, friendship and prayer. Arrangements are made through Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner where condolences, memories and photos can be shared with family on the obituary page of the funeral website. Donations can be made in his memory at First Baptist Church, 47 Church Street, Gardiner, Maine, 04345.

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