RUMFORD – Mary L. McInnis, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, peacefully at her residence on Lochness Road, Rumford, with her family by her side.

She was born in Rumford on June 1, 1924, a daughter of Thomas and Clara (Bulger) McInnis. She graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford, Class of 1943, and from Farmington Normal School with her degree in teaching. She taught in the elementary schools in Oxford for a short time and then in the Rumford school system, retiring after more than 40 years in teaching.

She was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior Church in Rumford. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed her time at the family camp at Worthley Pond, and loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed her lunches with her high school classmates. She was a quiet, kind and generous person, who enjoyed following her nieces’ and nephews’ sports and activities.

She was survived by nieces, Louise Regan and husband, Patrick, of Bangor, Marcia McInnis of Gloucester, Mass., and Pamela McInnis-Kaubris and husband, Matt, of Rumford; nephews, Bill Wildes and wife, Nancy, of Kennebunkport and M. Scott McInnis and wife, Trisha, of Hamilton, Mass.; great-nieces, Susan Newman and husband, Brad, of Hummelstown, Pa., Sarah Wildes of Boston, Mass., Alexa Kaubris of Rumford and Adelaide McInnis of Hamilton, Mass.; great-nephews, Greg Wildes of Kennebunkport, Austin McInnis of Hamilton, Mass., and Cameron Kaubris of Rumford; sister-in-law, Frances McInnis of Rumford.

She was predeceased by sisters, Susan Wildes, Empress McInnis, Evelyn Brown, Mary McInnis, Geraldine McInnis, Margaret McInnis; and brothers, Thomas, John, Jerry, Austin, Gerald, D. H. Austin, and the Rev Richard McInnis.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Dieter Kreckel and his staff, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and staff, and a special thanks to Tammy Bean and Mary’s angel in disguise, Margaret McNeal, and her staff that took such good care of her.

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