June L. (Black) Conley

AUGUSTA – June L. (Black) Conley, of Augusta, passed away at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation- Glenridge, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. She was 84 years old.

Ms. June was born at Augusta General Hospital Oct. 12, 1936, the daughter of the late Carroll and Florence (Martin) Black. She lived in Augusta for most of her life.

June graduated from Cony High School in 1954. She was an active saxophone player in bands of Augusta. She played in the high school band, jazz band and the American Legion Band. She was a member of the Cony High School “Hot Rod” Club. She liked her cars.

June visited churches throughout Maine, later in life. Earlier in her life, she attended St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. She sang in the choir and volunteered in the Linen Guild. She also worked with the Augusta Spiritualist Church on Perham Street. She helped restore the place. She became an active member and served the church as a leader in services, classes, psychic fairs and as secretary. Later in life she converted to Catholicism.

June was a dedicated State of Maine employee for many years. During her years of service, she worked as a Medical Secretary at AMHI, Department of Labor, Bureau of Public Improvements and she retired as an Administrative Secretary to the Commissioner of Agriculture.

Ms. June enjoyed learning, reading or participating in classes at the University of Maine, Augusta. She was interested in metaphysical sciences, new age awareness, philosophy, numerology, astrology and she practiced transcendental meditation. She was interested in healing of the mind and body. She was a Libra, trying to keep the scales balanced. She maintained her home, car and finances and loved her cat, “Twinkles”

She enjoyed music, dancing, art, flowers, visiting the coast of Maine, going to the movies, her jewelry, appearance, the finer things in life and Maine lobster, too.

June is survived by her daughter, Jane M. Hewett and her husband, Ernest P. Hewett, III of Winthrop; her grandchildren, John M. Burnham of Germantown, Md., Daisy M. Savoy of Readfield and June K. Raymond of Augusta; her great-grandchildren, Brendan, Julianne, Arthur, KayLee and Cassandra, Danny and Ashton; her great-great-grandsons, Joseph and Adam and her nephew, Norman Black.

In addition to her parents, June was predeceased by her brothers, Martin and Fillmore Black.

Relatives and friends may visit at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Following the guidelines set forth by the State of Maine and the CDC, face masks and social distancing will be required. June’s burial will be in the Old German Protestant Lutheran Cemetery in Waldoboro in the spring.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the funeral home website at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com

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