NORWAY — Margaret Ames, 77, of Oxford, died Saturday, Jan. 26, at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
Margaret was born in Otisfield on Sept. 10, 1935, to Warren and Doris (Crocker) Berry. She married George “Eddie” Ames on Sept. 10, 1954, and they had many great years together until his death in 1988.
Margaret worked at several local shoe shops in the area before retiring due to Dad's ill health. She was a past member of the Oxford Firemen’s Auxiliary. She really enjoyed helping out with the annual variety show.
She was also a past member of the Anderson Staples Post No. 112 American Legion. She helped Dad out at bingo on Saturday nights. She was also a past member of the Norway American Legion. She was an avid candlepin bowler for many years in the Oxford Hills area.
She is survived by five children, Bonnie Jean Difazio and husband, Daryel, of Norway, Kevin Ames and companion, Yvette Lizotte, of Oxford, Collen Landers and husband, Charles Jr., of West Paris, Kelly Ames and fiance, Eric Fredrick, of Oxford, and George F. Ames and wife, Rosanne, of Waterford; seven grandchildren, Ssgt. Scott Grant of Fort Benning, Ga., Erin Kasperek of Norway, Brianna Henderson and husband, Mike, of West Paris, Gerritt Taylor and Mathew Taylor of Colorado, and Joseph and Juliane Difazio of Norway; seven great-grandchildren, Zachary, Joshua, Dominic, Brooke, Claire Bear, BailyBoo and William; a sister, Beverly Farrell of Norway; sister-in- law, Sandra Berry of Mechanic Falls; brothers, Richard Berry of Bryant Pond, Robert Berry and wife, Barbara, of Mechanic Falls, and Donald Berry and wife, Sandra, of Plymouth; and brother-in-law, Elwood “Jr” Dunn of Oxford.
Margaret was predeceased by her parents; her husband; sisters, Elizabeth and Waneta; brother, Larry; and brothers-in-law, Ed Farrell and Raymond Verrill.
The family would like to thank all the great nurses and CNAs that helped her and her kids through a grueling four days and a special thanks to her young doctor, Matthew Oxford. She loved him and when even a mention of his name came up, she would grin from ear to ear. Thank you for everything, Doc. She is forever casino bound, "Go get 'em, Mom ...."
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.