Mary L. Gionet

December 19, 1932August 5, 2018

Auburn – Mary Gionet, 85, of Hanover, passed away on Sunday August 5, 2018 at the Hospice House in Auburn, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lewiston Maine on December 19, 1932 the only child of Stephen E. and Ellen (McGillicuddy) Owens. Mary was educated in Lewiston schools and was a graduate of Lewiston High School Class of 1950. Following graduation, she worked in the office of Hall & Knight Hardware Company. She married George B. Gionet in St. Joseph’s Church in Lewiston Maine on November 23, 1957. George was in the Navy and on the day that they were married, Mary and George drove across country to San Diego California and lived there for two years. When George was Honorably Discharged from the Navy, they drove back to Maine, bought a home and settled in Hanover where they raised their four sons. Mary was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior and was a member of the Choir for 25 years. In her younger years, Mary enjoyed cross-country skiing with her husband George. She also enjoyed family gatherings, cooking for the holidays, sewing, and travelling. Besides crossing the country twice, they made many trips to Canada. Their most memorable trip was to Rome and the Holy Land. Surviving are her four sons; Stephen E. Gionet and wife Linda of Galveston, Texas, Michael G. Gionet Sr. and wife Nancy of Bethel, Mark J. Gionet of Lewiston, and Timothy P. Gionet and wife Kay of Sabattus; a sister in law, Claire Walker of Poland Spring; two cousins, Maryanne LaPlante and husband Norm of Sabattus, and Constance McGillicuddy of Lewiston; eight grandchildren, Kelly Jones and husband Roy of Lewiston, Michael Gionet Jr. and wife Kristina of Wisconsin, Heather Benson and husband David of Florida, Curtis Gionet and wife Amanda of Florida, Scott Harrelson and wife Crystal of North Carolina, Heather Harrelson of South Carolina, Brandon Tong of Texas, and Adam Tong and wife Katina of Texas; 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband George, sister in law, Mary E. Politis and two brother in laws, J. Gerry Walker and Anthony F. Politis, Sr. If so desired contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to Parish of the Holy Savior 7 Brown St. Mexico, ME 04257.


  • Stephen E. Owens, Father
  • Ellen (McGillicuddy) Owens, Mother
  • George Gionet, Husband
  • Stephen Gionet & Wife Linda, Son
  • Michael G. Gionet Sr. and Wife Nancy, Son
  • Mark J. Gionet, Son
  • Timothy P. Gionet & Wife Kay, Son
  • Clare Walker, Sister-in-law
  • Maryanne LaPlante & Husband Norm, Cousin
  • Constance McGillicuddy, Cousin
  • Kelly Jones & Husband Robert, Granddaughter
  • Michael Gionet Jr. & Wife Kristina, Grandson
  • Heather Benson & Husband David, Granddaughter
  • Curtis Gionet & Wife Amanda, Grandson
  • Scott Harrelson & Wife Crysta, Grandson
  • Heather Harrelson, Granddaughter
  • Brandon Tong, Grandson
  • Adam Tong & Wife Katina, Grandson
  • Great Grandchildren, Thirteen
  • Nieces & Nephews, Several
  • Mary E. Politis, Sister-in-law
  • J. Gerry Walker, Brother-in-law
  • Anthony F. Politis Sr., Brother-in-law

  • Mike Gionet
  • Mark Gionet
  • Tim Gionet
  • Jimmy Walker

  • If so desired contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to Parish of the Holy Savior 7 Brown St. Mexico, ME 04257.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, August 9, 2018

Mary L. Gionet

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