AUBURN – Marion M. (Stewart) Waterhouse 79, a resident of Poland formerly of Lewiston and Auburn, died early Tuesday, Feb. 3, with family by her side at the Hospice House after a long illness.

She was born in Lewiston, Feb. 22, 1929, the daughter of Daniel A. and Gladys (Knight) MacLean. She was educated in Auburn schools, graduating from Edward Little High School in 1946. She attended Auburn Maine School of Commerce and the American Institute of Banking, where she won the state of Maine award for higher honors in 1968.

She married Bernard E. Stewart, her first husband on June 5, 1948. He died May 29, 1985.

In 1984, she retired as senior vice president of Norstar Bank having begun her career as a secretary there in 1947. She was a past chairman of the Maine Chapter of the National Association of Bank Women, a longtime member and past president of the VFW Aux. 1603, the Poland Extension Group, the Busy Bees of Poland, and the Friday Group also in Poland, a past director of Bank Administration Institute, had served on the advisory board of the American Institute of banking. Locally, she served on the board of the United Way, the YWCA board as well Internal Policies Committee of the YWCA.

On Sept. 6, 1986, she married her second husband, Raymond A. Waterhouse Jr.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Lewiston, and after retirement from the bank, she worked a short time for JC Penney and was also a Mary Kay Consultant recruited by her daughter, Sandra A. Stewart, a Mary Kay director conducting her business in Maine and in Florida.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond A. Waterhouse Jr. of Poland; one daughter, Sandra A. Stewart of Lewiston; one sister, Mary Bailey of Billerica, Mass.; a foster brother, James Young of Auburn; several nieces and nephews; as well as a cousin, Jereanne Willich and her husband, Dick, of Connecticut.

Besides her first husband, Bernard Stewart, she was predeceased by one brother, Raymond MacLean; and one sister, Arlene George Curtis.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Betty Kennedy for many years of wonderful care given to Marion as well as to the 3rd floor and ICU staffs at St. Mary’s Hospital, and the Hospice House staff in Auburn.

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