RUMFORD — Maude Davey Stanley died peacefully at her residence on Piscataquis Street on Tuesday, April 26, surrounded by her loving family. She was 103 years and ten months old.

Maude was born June 22, 1907, in Greenfield, Mass., the daughter of Charles and Grace Sylvester Davey and the step-daughter of Earl Spaulding. She lived in Jersey City, N.J., and Schenectady, N.Y., before moving to Mexico, Maine. Maude attended schools in Greenfield, Mass., and Jersey City, N.J. She attended high school at Oak Grove Seminary and graduated from Mexico High School in 1925. Maude then attended Gorham Teachers College.

Maude lived all her one hundred and three years to the fullest. She loved music, dance and theater. In her younger years, Maude and her husband wrote, produced, and performed plays for the community. Maude was a devout Baptist and an extremely generous person. She was actively involved in local philanthropy throughout her entire life.

She was a true matriarch of her family. She loved her children, grandchildren, and extended family and often entertained them with stories of her life. Her family appreciated and loved her sharp sense of humor and tales of the past. Maude also kept a meticulous record of the Davey and Stanley family histories for her family to enjoy for years to come.

Maude was formerly president of the Mexico PTA and a former member of the Mexico Grange. She and her husband lived in Rumford in the summer and Florida in the winter.

She married her husband of 65 years, C. Edward Stanley Sr., in Mexico on Aug. 17, 1927. He died Dec. 28, 1992.

Survivors include her grandson and granddaughter-in-law Kevin and Nora Stanley, of Peru; grandsons, Steve Stanley, of Portland and Scott Stanley, of Montana; a granddaughter, Beth Wilkinson, of Montana; a grandson, Marc Dupill, of New Hampshire; a granddaughter-in-law, Linda Dupill, of Peru; a special niece, Sandra Vinton, of Massachusetts; a half-sister, Bette Hodsdon; a son-in-law, Robert Dupill Sr., of Florida; and five great-grandchildren, Emily and Natalie Dupill and Hannah and Mitchell Stanley, all of Peru, and Cory Lyn Navoy, of New Hampshire.

Maude was predeceased by her husband, Edward; a daughter, Gloria Dupill; a son, Charles Stanley; and two grandsons, Robert E. Dupill II and Gary Dupill.

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