Marion J. Crockett


BUCKFIELD — Marion J. Crockett, 89, of Buckfield, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 14, at the Market Square Health Care Center.

She was born in Waterford, the daughter of Merle F. and Lillian Skinner Jack, on Aug. 31, 1920, and educated in the Buckfield schools. She married John W. Crockett on Aug. 1, 1942. She worked at Withington Woodworking; Wilners; Buckfield School cafeteria; and Seniors Plus as a manager and volunteer for 28 years; as a domestic for the elderly; and was a gatekeeper at Kennebago. She had many hobbies, including painting; sewing; knitting; crocheting; and crafts of all kinds, and she was a perfectionist at all of them.

She was an entrepreneur in business at a time when women didn’t typically do such things. She owned and operated laundromats in Buckfield and Canton and a yarn shop in her home. She sold Tupperware and Christmas Around the World. She had a zest for life and enjoyed traveling. She loved her family and was always willing to help anyone whenever she could. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her three children, Alice Allen and her husband, Rodney Allen; Rose Anna Gammon and her husband, Roland Gammon; and her son, Lester Crockett; six grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Daniel Benjamin; first husband, Harold Johnson; second husband; John Crockett; and grandson, Dennis Gammon.