Veilleux Funeral Home

8 Elm Street, Waterville, ME


Reta Iris McQuarrie

June 5, 1925October 6, 2019

WINSLOW - Reta Iris Lynds McQuarrie, 94, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 6, 2019. She was born in Boston on June 5, 1925, the daughter of the late Henry and Vera (Yeaton) Lynds.

Reta graduated from Norridgewock High School in 1942. She went on to marry Donald McQuarrie on December 31, 1945 in Madison, Maine. Reta was a very active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and was a member of the Martha Guild, the sandwich program and a quilting group. She worked at Firestone and retired from Maine General. Reta’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

She is survived by her daughters, Dawn Slough and her husband Tom of Searcy, AR, and Lanelle Freeman and her husband Art of Winslow, ME; her daughter-in-law, Shirley McQuarrie of Vassalboro, ME; her grandchildren, Kelly Cooke and her husband Pete, Scott Slough and his wife Amber, TJ Slough and his wife Nicole, Caleb Morin and his wife Alissa, Amy Morin and her husband Steve, Dustin Freeman and his wife Jen, and Dan Freeman and his wife Nicole; her 13 great-grandchildren; her great-great grandchild; her “adopted” daughter, Judy Stuart Reny; her lifelong friend, Geraldine DeRoche; her special cousin, Peggy Hilton Walker, and her special friend, Lyndon McCormick.

Reta was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Donald McQuarrie; her son, Michael McQuarrie; her granddaughter, Kimberly McQuarrie; her grandson, Lincoln Morin; her great-grandson, Jonathan Slough; her brother, Douglas Lynds and her sister Annette Lynds.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Reta’s online guestbook at www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com

A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11am at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Waterville, Maine. A committal will be held at a later date at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville, Maine, 04901.


  • Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019


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Juliette Akins

October 10, 2019

Dawn, and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. I only went a few times to see her but she was always pleasant and kind. She loved her Mocha Frappes and visiting. I hope all the wonderful memories you have bring you joy and pleasure in these difficult times. She will always be with you!

Pat O’Keefe

October 9, 2019

Dear Dawn😢. A powerful influence in your life has certainly earned her angel wings but not without leaving a hole in your heart❤️ My prayers, dear long time friend. Find comfort in memories for she certainly a life story in itself🙏 Love you,Pat🍀