Mary Yasmine Hawes

WINSLOW – Mary Yasmine (Maroon) Hawes, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Mary had a happy and full life in Maine, residing in North Vassalboro, Augusta and most recently in Winslow. She and her husband enjoyed many winters at their home on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Mary graduated from Waterville High School, and began her career at Dunham’s of Maine. She became a professional legal secretary, holding senior positions at the Kennebec County Probate Court; Maine House of Representatives; Maine State Senate; and the Maine Office of the Attorney General. She was founder and co-chairperson of the North Vassalboro Friendly Club; a member of the Vassalboro Historical Society; the Augusta Business and Professional Women’s Club; the Maine State Retirees Association; the Cecilia Club; and the 1947 Waterville High School Reunion Committee. She received a special merit award for completing the C.O.P. training program in Brevard County, Fla. and volunteered for many years as an elections clerk in Augusta and Winslow. She was a parishioner at St. Joseph’s Maronite Catholic Church in Waterville and an active member of the parish Rosary Sodality. Mary was predeceased by her daughter, Kathleen; parents, John and Sadie (Razoyk) Maroon; and her brothers, Tommy, Elias, and Michael Maroon. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Lowell; son, Michael, daughter, Liana; devoted nephew, Edward Maroon; and many other relatives and close friends whose company she always enjoyed. Mary was a vibrant, genuine and caring person who had a passion for life and lots of love for others. She was gregarious and joyful with everyone she encountered, and always had a beautiful smile to share. Her proudest accomplishment was her family; she loved and treasured her husband and their children. Mary’s son and daughters adored her, and her happiest times were when they were all together. She believed every day was a “special gift” and regarded getting older as a privilege denied to many. As her cousin Jane recently observed, “Mary had a hell of a run!” The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to the doctors and nurses at MaineGeneral Health in Augusta for their outstanding care and compassion. Friends may visit on Thursday, September 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. A mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, September 13 at St. Joseph’s Maronite Catholic Church in Waterville. Interment will follow at a later date at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Memorial gifts are always appreciated. Twoorganizations that Mary supported areSt. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital501 St. Jude PlaceMemphis, TN 38105andSt. Joseph’s Church3 Appleton StreetWaterville, ME 04901