Mary Esther Lewis

UNITY – Mary Esther (Fogg) Lewis of Unity, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023.

Mary Esther was born Nov. 10, 1939, in Livermore Falls to Ernest A. and Barbara L. Fogg. She was the youngest of six, Robert Fogg, Elizabeth Pray, Claire Jane Fogg, Barbara A Lamb, and Janet Tucker.

She graduated from Buckfield High School and attended what is now known as the University of Maine Farmington, where she earned her teacher’s degree.

Mary Esther was the beloved wife of Clair Howard Lewis Jr. for 46 years, whom she met through his sister Eleanor and married on June 26, 1965. They made their home in Unity, raising two children, Barbara Louise Jewett (Eric) and Christopher Lewis (Michelle).

From a young age, Mary Esther held a deep faith in God. She and her husband were long-term members of the Unity Union Church, and later in life were very active in the Belfast United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clair; daughter, Barbara Louise; parents; and siblings.

Mary Esther had a deep passion for her family, church, and community. She was always creating “crafty” items to benefit a church or community effort, cooking for potluck suppers, or knitting for the grandchildren. As her youngest child entered school, she returned to the classroom at Unity Elementary. She enjoyed her students as well as fellow teachers, staying in touch with them through the years.

Her five grandchildren were her greatest joy, Alinda Lewis Smith (Justin), Keith Jewett, Ian Jewett (Miranda), Tad Jewett (Hallie), and Daniel Lewis along with her three great-grandchildren.

The family is grateful to the staff of Maine General Hospice and Glenridge, for their excellent and loving care of Mary Esther these last few weeks.

The funeral will be held on Friday, Sept. 15 at Liberty Baptist Church at 10 a.m. in Liberty. A private family burial will follow.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the

Good Steward Thrift Shop

c/o Unity Union Church,

13 Depot St.,

Unity, ME 04988

in Mary’s memory.

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