Madeline McAvey

Obituary of Madeline Hazel McAvey

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Devoted wife, mother, proud grandmother and great-grandmother lovingly called Nanny, Madeline McAvey, passed away on January 9, 2022. Madeline was lovingly raised by her grandparents on their family farm in Searsport and attended local schools. Madeline worked in different areas of healthcare throughout her life, including Bradbury Nursing home in Belfast in the 1960’s and later in homecare, caring for the elderly and children, before retiring. For many years, Madeline worked side-by-side with her husband and children raising chickens for Penobscot Poultry. She and her husband moved to Brooks to have their own farm, it’s there that Nanny and Grampy shared many wonderful memories with the grandchildren. Family was very important to her, especially celebrating the holidays where so many family memories were made and will be remembered by all. In addition to her grandparents, Madeline was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, John McAvey Sr, one son Douglas McAvey, and a cousin Ruth Engstrom. Madeline is survived by her children, John McAvey Jr. and wife Kathryn of Brooks, Geneva McAvey and partner Bill Doucette of Swanville, and Linda Harvey and husband Keith of Palmyra; grandchildren, John McAvey III and Jennifer, Trevor McAvey, Heidi Doughty and Darren, Lori McKenny and Tom, Diane Gosselin and Fern, Karen Beal and Bob, Jason Beal and Chelsea, Keith Harvey and fiancé Katie Hartland, Kyle Harvey and fiancé Bridget Tray, Maria Raven and Jesse; great-grandchildren, Jack, Emersyn, Quinn, Damien, Kelsea, Destinee, Hannah, Patrick, Chase, Mia, Aiden, Kesryn, Jocelyn, Evaline, Kendall, Kylee, Elley, and Jesse. Madeline also leaves behind many friends, Donna Howard, Peggy Welder, Tom Gaffney, Lucielle Dyer, Heidi Howie, Donna Koninski, Don Nickerson, Dunbar Seamons, Connie Rubino, Faustina and Erving Merry, and cousin Barbara Lavoie. A graveside service will take place June 4th, 2022, at Grove Cemetery in Belfast with Tom Gaffney officiating.
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1931 - 2022

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