1910-2003

BANGOR – Marguerite M. Connell Nottage, 93, of West Farmington, died June 2 in Bangor.

The youngest daughter of James E. and Margaret L. McCarthy Connell, she was born on May 23, 1910, in Stoneham, Mass. Educated in the parochial and public schools of Stoneham, she graduated from Stoneham High School in 1928 and Salem Normal School in 1930.

An influential teacher, she taught for several years in Stoneham area schools, at times without pay during the Depression years, until her marriage to James A. Nottage in November 1936. The couple resided in West Farmington where they raised four daughters. She continued teaching in Farmington area schools from 1955 to 1975.

She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Beisaw of Wilton, Judith Nottage and husband Norman Thurlow of Hampden, Shirley and husband Tom Flynn of St. Clairsville, Ohio; six grandchildren, James Beisaw and wife April of Ann Arbor, Mich., Michael Beisaw of Rumford, Stephen Beisaw of Wilton, Paul and Joe Flynn of St. Clairsville, Jennifer and husband Anthony O’Hare of Washington, D.C.; great-grandchild Ian O’Hare; nephew James Coleman and wife Gail of Stonham; niece Virginia Lovejoy of Dixfield; grandniece Pat Fish of Bradley.

She was predeceased by her husband, James, daughter Marilyn Marshall, grandson Lawrence Marshall of West Farmington, and two sisters, Bernice Coleman and Dorothy Connell of Stoneham.


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