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Marion E Trott

December 8, 1941November 11, 2019

Scarborough, ME - James “Jimmy” and Marion Trott passed away together on November 11, 2019 at the Gosnell House in Scarborough. Jimmy passed away suddenly from progressing metastatic cancer. Marion passed away from aortic stenosis. Jimmy and Marion were married for over 50 years and were the definition of a true love story. Their passings, only a few hours apart, left them without the void of living without each other.

Jimmy was born in Portland, Maine. He grew up in a large family, which fueled his desire to become a father. When he met Marion, he loved not only her, but her six children unconditionally. They were later blessed with a daughter of their own, Cheryl. Anyone who knows Jimmy knows of his love for all things Elvis and Christmas. The Elvis Gospel album played during their final moments together. He was predeceased by his mother and father Louise and Thomas Trott, and his brother Frederick. He is survived by his brothers: Waldo, Thomas, Louis and Wife Claire, John, and sisters: Mary Howell, Louise Rickett, Katherine Trask, and Barbara Rogers.

Marion was born in Phillips, Maine. She was a homemaker whose main goal was to care for her family. She was always willing to lend a hand and take in various members of the family in times of need, including multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marion was predeceased by her mother and father: Clifford and Ruby Stuard, siblings Christine, Albert, Alvin, and Charles, son Robert Burbank Jr., and son-in-law, Gaston Seeley.

Jimmy and Marion are survived by their 6 children. Linda Seeley, Debra and husband Andrew Cameron, Donna and husband Donald Walsh, Mary and husband Robert DiDonato, Joan Burbank and Bruce Lombard, and Cheryl Trott, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Gosnell House for giving Marion and Jimmy their happily ever after in their own “honeymoon suite”.

Services will be held at Calvary Cemetery 1461 Broadway in South Portland at 1:00pm, followed by a celebration of life at the Moose Lodge-1310 at 19 Spring Street in Scarborough, ME.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gosnell Hospice Center 11 Hunnewell Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074.


  • Graveside Service Monday, November 18, 2019


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Bob & Mary DiDonato

November 17, 2019

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Regina Davis

November 16, 2019

I don’t know really know how to start,I just want to say I’m very sorry to the whole family for the loss of Mary and Jimmy,This breaks my heart that they both had to go together but at the same time that’s true love to me and I feel that neither one doesn’t have to live without the other and suffer like they have been.I have many memories with them that I will cherish in my heart mind forever I used to always go over to their house with Cheryl and spend time with them and their family lots and lots of great memories you both may be gone but you will never be forgotten Rest in peace until we meet again, I love you both very much you guys are like my second parents when I was younger until we meet again !love always Regina🙏💔🙏

Emma Woodburn

November 16, 2019

Nana, I have no idea what to say here other than I miss you so much. You kept me strong when I was weak, you made me laugh when I was sad. We’d watch super cheesy soap operas together when you’d baby sit me, or PBS. I’d always steal your ballet flat slippers and dans around your kitchen. During sleep overs you’d let me sleep in bed with you when I was scared or if Grampy wasn’t there. For breakfast you make me toast with butter and grape jelly I loved it. We do word searches together all the time and just talk. I remember picking you lilacs and the smile you’d get on your face when I did. you’d do my hair for me and just hold me if I needed it. I love you so much nana and live won’t be the same without you. I really wish you got to meet my babies (you’re great-great-grandchildren) you would have thought they were beautiful. Seamus looks just like mason and Luna is my little twin. I love you nana.

Forever and always nana.

Debra & Andrew Cameron

November 15, 2019

Mar & Jimmy,
You will be missed by all of us in the Cameron clan. We all love you here. It makes my heart hurt and in the same sense feel good that you went together so that neither one of you would be alone.

I also want to give my sincere thanks to Robert & Mary Didonato and Adrienne Lamour for all that they have done to make this go better for the rest of the family.

Love you Debbie & Andy

Julia Profenno

November 15, 2019

Wow still in shock I can’t believe this is happening you were a wonderful women person mother grandmother great grandmother I loved coming to your house on a daily basis visiting and on Christmas Eve I gonna miss you so much I have lots of very happy and good memories of you and that what I gonna think about is happy ones with you you will be missed dearly rip now fly high with the angels now 😂 from the profenno family

Adrienne Lamour

November 15, 2019

Mary & Robert DiDonato

November 14, 2019

Mom miss you with all my HEART. R.I. P. Your Daughter Mary

Marion you made it hard on Mary and I (BOBBY) When we got the call in the middle of the night that you were gone. It was hard to believe that you wanted to beet Jimmy' your husband to see your son (Bobby B ) before him. I'm thinking when I drive down your street in the BIG BROWN TRUCK and I beep to you guys you would
wave back. You both would always in in the door way.
The next time I do drive by I will still look for you both. Evenly I know that your not home. Just to let you know that it was a great 43 years that I been with your daughter and knowing you. I still remember that I would play twister in the back room with Mary and your other children and you would yell at Mary because she was the oldest in the room. I will dearly miss you and Jimmy. Jimmy wanted us to get you to our camp this pass summer and Adrienne was willing but the time with moving into your new house wasn't right.
I wish this still had happen. Timing wasn't right. I believe Jimmy is telling you everything about the camp and the house. You can still visited anytime you want Mary would want you to... TRUST ME.