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Veilleux Funeral Home

8 Elm Street, Waterville, ME

OBITUARY

Mae Thelma Burgess

May 14, 1931August 15, 2019
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Mae T. Burgess passed away peacefully on August 15, 2019 at Clover Health Care in Auburn, Maine after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years. Mae was born in Waterville, Maine on May 14, 1931, the daughter of Sam and Nagebie Simon.

Mae grew up in Waterville in a loving family and was always happy and fun loving throughout her life. She was a medical lab technician for a number of years in Ohio and in Maine. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Doctors Marshall Gerrie and Albert Amalfitano, and in her later years as a bookkeeper for Hammond and Tilton among a number of other companies. Her co-workers and numerous friends loved her throughout her life.

Her proudest accomplishment was raising her three children: George, Greg and Tammy, which she did as a single parent. Each of her children will be eternally grateful for all of the sacrifices she made to ensure they each had a happy, healthy and stable upbringing. She stressed obsessively the importance of a college degree. Each went on to graduate with advanced degrees and to enjoy highly successful professional careers. This was something that she was especially proud of. Her children were the focus her life.

She was predeceased by her brothers Philip (who died in infancy), Simon, Moses (aka Skip) and Louis (aka Ace) Simon and sisters Nancy Simon, and Helen Ballew. Mae is survived by her sister Sandra Chase, her son George and his wife Karen of Pinecrest, Florida and their children, and her grandchildren, Ryan (and wife Jessica) of Orlando, Florida, and Michael of Hoboken, New Jersey, son Greg and his wife Dorothy of Marshfield, Massachusetts, and daughter Tammy Zwolinski and her husband Marc of Irvine California. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

There will be a viewing at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine from 9 AM to 11 AM on Tuesday, August 20, followed by a short service. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful staff of Clover Health Care and of Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice for the loving, high quality care they provided Mae over the last two years of her life. George, Greg and Tammy and their families will remember their efforts forever with the greatest of affection and appreciation. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share your memories with Mae’s family and friends. Donations in Mae’s memory can be made to your local humane society.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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JEANNE & GARY HAZARD

August 19, 2019

Dear Tammy, Greg, George and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We know that what you are going through right now is very difficult and we ask God to give you peace and strength to help you through. Just know that we are here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. xoxo

Rest In Peace Mae

Paige Merrill

August 17, 2019

My favorite memories with mae were made every day working in the facility she was living. She made me laugh and made my days better then they could ever be. She was definitely a light during my darkest days. We bonded and I had always called her the angel and I was the pain in the butt haha. I will forever miss our days joking around an talking about her love for her family.

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Biography

Mae T. Burgess

May 14, 1931 – August 15, 2019


Mae T. Burgess passed away peacefully on August 15, 2019 at Clover Health Care in Auburn, Maine after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years. Mae was born in Waterville, Maine on May 14, 1931, the daughter of Sam and Nagebie Simon.

Mae grew up in Waterville in a loving family and was always happy and fun loving throughout her life. She was a medical lab technician for a number of years in Ohio and in Maine. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Doctors Marshall Gerrie and Albert Amalfitano, and in her later years as a bookkeeper for Hammond and Tilton among a number of other companies. Her co-workers and numerous friends loved her throughout her life.

Her proudest accomplishment was raising her three children: George, Greg and Tammy, which she did as a single parent. Each of her children will be eternally grateful for all of the sacrifices she made to ensure they each had a happy, healthy and stable upbringing. She stressed obsessively the importance of a college degree. Each went on to graduate with advanced degrees and to enjoy highly successful professional careers. This was something that she was especially proud of. Her children were the focus her life.

She was predeceased by her brothers Philip (who died in infancy), Simon, Moses (aka Skip) and Louis (aka Ace) Simon and sisters Nancy Simon, and Helen Ballew. Mae is survived by her sister Sandra Chase, her son George and his wife Karen of Pinecrest, Florida and their children, and her grandchildren, Ryan (and wife Jessica) of Orlando, Florida, and Michael of Hoboken, New Jersey, son Greg and his wife Dorothy of Marshfield, Massachusetts, and daughter Tammy Zwolinski and her husband Marc of Irvine California. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

There will be a viewing at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine from 9 AM to 11 AM on Tuesday, August 20, followed by a short service. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful staff of Clover Health Care and of Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice for the loving, high quality care they provided Mae over the last two years of her life. George, Greg and Tammy and their families will remember their efforts forever with the greatest of affection and appreciation. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share your memories with Mae’s family and friends.
Donations in Mae’s memory can be made to your local humane society.