PORTLAND – Marjorie Lela Verrill, 77, Limerick, died peacefully on Sunday, March 22, at Maine Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer and heart disease.

She was born on Sept. 12, 1931, in Lewiston, the daughter of Willis and Lela Moody and grew up on a farm in Poland. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1950, and then raised her family on a farm in North Yarmouth.

She looked forward to the area agricultural fairs in the fall and the horse pulling events. She enjoyed baking and was especially skilled at pie and bread making. An avid walker, her other interests included traveling, gardening, knitting, and reading.

She loved her granddaughter Kelly and spent many wonderful hours with her. Her cats Lacey and Lucy were also an important part of her life. She was recently employed by Hannaford Brothers in Waterboro, where she made many new friends.

Earlier, she worked in the snack bar at Willowbrook, an 18th century museum in Newfield. Often she could be found before or after work helping to maintain the flower gardens.

She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Rumery of Old Town and Joan Wright of Limerick and her husband, Roger; her granddaughter, Kelly; her sisters, Olive Libby of Auburn and Jean Harris of Minot; and many nieces and nephews.

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