Mary Libby Rountree


BIDDEFORD – Mary L. Rountree, 72, of East Waterboro and formerly of Litchfield, died May 23, at Southern Maine Medical Center.

She was born April 22, 1934, in West Paris, one of three daughters born to Dwight and Sarah (Bolstridge) Libby. She attended local schools and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Orono.

For more than 30 years, she and her husband Jerry raised their family in Litchfield. She taught English in the Litchfield’s schools and was very active within the community.

She was a Little League mom and used her many talents as a seamstress. She made many of the costumes for the school plays and her homemade Halloween costumes were a hit with the neighborhood.

Throughout her life, she was an engaging and positive role model in her community.

Her famous oyster stew brought many to the PTA booth at Litchfield Fair. She listened to the kids, participated in their activities and imparted wisdom to all she met.

She looked for the best in people and never spoke ill of anyone.

She traveled the world with her husband, Jerry, bringing back treasures to all her children and grandchildren. She was an avid and accomplished quilter later in life; as she made each grandchild a quilt for high school graduation.

She would use different themes’ and interest to make them a lifetime keepsake.

Survivors include her daughter, Libby Rountree and her husband, Tom Cyr, with whom she made her home in East Waterboro for the past 10 years; three sons and their spouses, Michael and Gail Rountree of Brooklyn, Conn., Stephan and Katie Rountree of Port Matilda, Pa. and Daniel and Kristi Rountree of Litchfield; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Laurene Webber and Ruth Jones both of Scarborough; several nieces and nephews; and her “adopted children, Bruce and Lori Stackpole.”

She was predeceased by her husband, Jerry Rountree in 1999.