Mary Ann Graves

WATERVILLE – Mary Ann Graves, 81, of Waterville, passed away on Dec. 18, 2021 at Captain Lewis Residence in Farmingdale. Mary Ann was born on Dec. 30, 1939 to Annette Therrien and Charles Abbott. She was raised by Gerard and Annette Therrien. The eldest of four, she adored her siblings, looked out for them as children and continued a very close relationship with them through her final days.

Mary Ann had tremendous love for her family. She loved the holidays and being together, especially on Thanksgiving, which was her favorite.

Mary Ann worked as a nurse’s aide at Thayer Hospital and as a bookkeeper at a local business.

She later worked as a van driver for Penquis Transportation and KVCAP, where she received several safety awards.

Mary Ann was an amazing supporter of her children’s sports endeavors, which included horseback riding, dirt bike riding, and gymnastics. She loved being a spectator at her granddaughters’ sporting events, loved watching the Patriots and “her” Tom Brady, professional tennis, ice skating, and most of all the Olympics. She was a fabulous cook and enjoyed making homemade meals and desserts from scratch. Among the family favorites were her chili,

spaghetti sauce, corn chowder, and N.Y. style cheesecake.

Mary Ann had a deep love for all animals. She enjoyed nature, gardening, hiking, birdwatching, feeding her backyard visitors, and just being outside. She loved to keep busy and always

seemed to be in motion. Her greatest passion was the K-9 training she and her late husband, Mel did with their numerous German shepherd dogs. We must not forget her latest “love” Felina, a little west highland white terrier.

Mary Ann was predeceased by her husband Melvin Graves. She is survived by her three children, Cindy (Jerry) Hunt Lockear, Gordon Corson Jr., and Angela (Douglas) Frame.

She was also survived by her two stepchildren, Michael Graves, and Jennifer (Kevin) Whitley. She

leaves behind her three siblings, Linda (Ray/Artie) Lemieux, Leona (Mike) Miller, and Gerard (Kim) Therrien Jr.

She leaves behind 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mary Ann’s family would like to thank the kind, caring, and supportive staff at Captain Lewis Residence for taking care of her during this past year.

A graveside ceremony will take place at 12 p.m., on Monday, June 6, 2022, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, Maine. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at

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