1921 – 2003

WINTHROP – Arlene Mattie Crosby Grover, 82, of Lavoie Street, Jay, died Sunday, Oct. 19, at Heritage Manor and Living Center.

Born in Farmington, May 6, 1921, the daughter of Charles and Christine (Gilbert) Crosby Sr., she graduated from Livermore Falls High School Class of 1940.

She worked as a waitress after high school at the Androscoggin House in Wayne for seven years. She later worked at Livermore Shoe for 15 years and then for five years at Supreme Slipper in Lewiston.

In 1943 she married Richard Grover in Auburn. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Livermore Falls and the Norlands Grange. She enjoyed gardening, lawn sales and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed the many cats she had throughout her life,

Survivors include her son, Robert Grover and his wife, Jo-Ellen of Manchester; her grandchildren, Kevin Grover of Turner, Kristie Grover of Fayette and Brian Grover and his wife, Amy of Vienna; her great-grandchildren, Genevieve and Aaron Grover of Turner, JoAnn and Nikolas Grover of Fayette and Garrett, Natalie and Daniel Grover of Vienna; her sisters, Joicey Gosselin of Jay and Lillian Cote of Livermore Falls; brothers, Charles Crosby of Lewiston and Gilbert Maxim of Monmouth; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard in 1989; daughter, Susan in 1997; her brothers, Vernon Crosby (1954), Edmund Crosby (2000), George Crosby (WWII-1942 Pearl Harbor) and Lawrence Parlin; sister, Thelma Maxim; and a niece, Germaine Castonguay.

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