1915 – 2004

AUBURN – Hazel M. Towle, 88, died Thursday, March 11, at her residence at Schooner Estates in Auburn. Until October of 2003, she resided on Birch Road, Auburn.

Born in Bowdoinham, July 4, 1915, the daughter of John Coniff Mealey and Daisey Newton Mealey, she was educated in Richmond and was a 1931 graduate of Richmond High School.

She married William F. Towle in 1936. She was employed for over 25 years by the Women’s Hospital Association of Central Maine Medical Center, as manager of the coffee shop and later as manager of the gift shop, until her retirement in 1987. She continued to volunteer in the gift shop until just last month. She was a corporator of Central Maine Medical Center.

She attended the United Methodist Church of Auburn, where she was a volunteer and member of Priscilla Circle. She was a long-time fan of the Boston Red Sox. Her interests included playing cards with friends, going to the ocean, knitting, reading, playing computer games and playing the organ. Her greatest joy was being with her family.

Survivors include son, William and wife, Faith of Raymond; son, Michael of Auburn; daughter, Kathleen and husband, Edward Cormier of Minot; sister, Marian Kelleher of Auburn; her grandchildren, Andrew Towle, Jeffrey Cormier, Kevin Cormier and Lisa Cormier; five great-grandchildren; and special nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, William; grandson, Steven Towle; one sister; and four brothers.

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