She graduated from Pemetic High School in 1951. She was married to Russell Lawson for 63 years. He was a devoted husband and caregiver.
Mary enjoyed playing bingo at the old VIA Hall in Manset with her mother. She loved to get pizza with Russell and take it to Seawall to enjoy the view. Mary also enjoyed picnics and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Russell G. Lawson, her son, Gene Lawson, and wife, Susan, and her daughter, Betty Kelley, and husband, Alfred, all of West Tremont; four grandchildren, Jennifer Bagley, Adam Lawson, Michael Kelley and Megan Kelley, 10 great- grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.
Mary was predeceased by her brothers, Roger, Ira, Joe and Freddie.
Funeral services will be held, 2 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert, with the Rev. Wayne Buchanan officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Height Cemetery, Southwest Harbor.
Contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maine Chapter, P.O. Box 8730, Portland, ME 04104.
The family would like to thank the people at Sonogee, her special friend and roommate, Genevieve Davis and Rosie McQuinn and the staff of the “Eden Wing.”
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.