Marise V. Hartley


A piece of our puzzle is missing today. Marise V. Hartley, age 89, passed away at home on April 9. She was born in Dexter on Sept. 10, 1932, the daughter of Juanita and Francis Clukey. Marise grew up in Dexter, graduating from NH Fay High School in 1951. After graduation she went to work at Merrill Trust in Bangor. In 1954, she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where she performed administrative work. While in the service, Marise met and married her best friend and loving husband, Bob.

Marise’s life centered around her family, and nothing gave her more pleasure than talking to or hearing about her children and grandchildren. Without exception she never missed sending each one a greeting card on their birthday and four additional holidays each year. Marise also loved to travel and after her retirement from 17 years at Castle Point VA Hospital, she and Bob roamed the country for almost 20 years in a motorhome. Another of her hobbies was completing jigsaw puzzles. Having finished well over 400, she was always saddened when a final piece was missing, just as family and friends are now saddened by her departure.

Marise and Bob recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. She is also survived by her son Paul Hartley and wife, Pam, and daughter Louise Gillespie and husband, Doug. Also, four grandchildren, Karen, Susan, Connor and Kaitlin, and two great-granddaughters, Brooklyn and McKenzie. She was predeceased by sisters Alma Lessard and Iris Beaupre and brother Maurice Clukey.

Graveside services will be held at a future date at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter.

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