Ethelyn M. Gorey

May 29, 1928February 11, 2018

LEWISTON: Ethelyn B.“Chickie” Marson Gorey, 89, of Lisbon Falls passed away peacefully on Sunday February 11, 2018 at Montello Manor in Lewiston following a brief illness. She was born in Augusta on May 29, 1928 a daughter of the late Burton and Harriett (Hawthorne) Marson. She was educated in Augusta schools and attended Cony High School. She was given the nickname "Chickie" by her twin sister and was known to most anyone as Chickie during her lifetime. On April 11, 1953 she married John P. Gorey, Jr. of Lisbon Falls at St. Mary's Church in Augusta. She was employed as a bookkeeper at D.W. Adams department store for several years and at Jay Brush in Brunswick from where she would retire. Chickie possessed an outgoing personality and made friends easily. She was also a very devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed reading, knitting and making many beautiful afghans for her family. She was an excellent seamstress and cook and her peanut butter fudge was a special treat over the Christmas holiday season. Her baking skills were second to none. Her grandchildren also looked forward to her unique homemade Christmas popcorn bags every year. She was very creative and meticulous in all of her many talents.

Chickie is survived by her son, Wayne A. Gorey and his wife Phyllis of Lisbon Falls, her two grandchildren; Jon Higgins and his wife Kathy of Cumberland and Jessica Mayol and her husband Benjamin of Westbrook and her five great-grandchildren; Piper, Lily, and Greta Higgins as well as Hannah and Sadie Mayol. She also leaves behind her two sisters; Dorothy Damon of Hallowell and her twin sister Evelyn E. Gaboury of Augusta along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband John in 1983 and her four brothers; Robin, Preston and Richard Quimby and Burton F. Marson, Jr.

Condolences may be shared with her family at Visiting hours will be held at Crosman on Friday February 16, 2018 from 4-7pm.

A graveside service celebrating Chickie’s life will take place in the spring on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at 1pm at Maine Veteran’s Cemetery (Civic Center Drive) in Augusta. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.


  • Visiting Hours Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ethelyn M. Gorey

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