Birmingham Funeral Home

438 Main Street, Old Town, ME


Rose M. Scribner

April 3, 1940June 9, 2020

Indian Island - Rose Scribner, 80, passed away suddenly on June 9th, 2020, after years of caring and dedication to her family and community. She was the daughter of Harriet (Ketchum) and Harvey Mason Sr. She was born in Gardiner, ME, and grew up there until the 1960's, in which she raised her children in Norwich, CT. She married Henry Scribner in January of 1958, and had five children. In her time in Connecticut, she set up the White Cloud Indian Center, helping the local Native Community. When Rose and her husband moved back to Maine in the 1980's, she set up the Indian Island Womens Mission Center- helping Penobscot Native families. Her political activism took her to DC to meet with Presidents Carter and Reagan on behalf of the Penobscot community. Rose is survived by her brothers, Harvey, Howard, and Gilbert Mason; sisters, Brenda Bonsant, Nancy Godbout, and Doris Jodrey. She is also survived by her children, Randall Scribner of Florida, Dawn Coley of North Carolina, Todd Ketchum and Debi Francis of Indian Island; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rose was predeceased by sisters, Phylis Nicola, Beulla Williams, and Joanne Hiltz; brothers, Brian and Dewayne Mason; husband, Henry Scribner; son, Shawn Scribner; and grandsons, Joshua and Jason Scribner. Due to current restrictions, a small family service will be held Monday, June 15th from 2-4pm at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. Flowers are permitted or a donation in Rose's name to your local community food cupboard will be appreciated.


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David A Gonsalves Jr

June 20, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear your lost, my condolence and sympathy to go out to the whole family. R.I.P. Rose M Scribner, my mother Elaine was a good friend of your mother. They were helping each other at the White Cloud Indian Center in Norwich, Ct. it's has been years ago when it took place in downtown of Norwich. We all remember Rose always has a smile when we all come to the White Cloud Indian Center to anticipate at the center and we all hanging out and also to teach about the native culture to the public of downtown of Norwich. sadly she will be miss. R.I.P. We all appreciate that Rose had some thing going for the native people in the Norwich area. Also none-native who wants to learn about Native culture and there ways of life. David A. Gonsalves Running Wolf, member of the Wolf clan.