1926 – 2014

LEWISTON — Arlene L. May, 87, of New Gloucester and Windham, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, in Lewiston.

She was born in New Gloucester on Dec. 30, 1926, a daughter of Arthur and Norine Chamberlin Snow. Arlene was the first of eight children born to Arthur and Norine Snow.

She graduated from New Gloucester High School in 1946. Arlene married Linwood B. May Sr. on Dec. 5, 1951, in New Gloucester. She worked in the laundry at the Opportunity Farm for Boys in New Gloucester for 21 years.

Arlene was a very loving and happy-go-lucky woman, always smiling. She loved dancing, reading and spending time with her family camping and fishing. Arlene so enjoyed family gatherings and watching Tom Brady of the New England Patriots with her son, Linwood, and daughter-in-law, Deb.

She is survived by her son, Linwood B. May Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of New Gloucester; three grandchildren, Daniel May of Sanford, Nina May of Auburn and Austin May of Auburn; three great-grandchildren, Alec, Aeryn and Sadie May of Sanford; a step-grandson, Joshua Crosby and his wife, Lisa; three step-great-grandchildren, Bailey, Andrew and Corey Crosby of Fayette; a brother, Gary Snow, of Naples; a sister, Joyce Milligan, of Livermore Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Linwood Sr., who died Nov. 13, 2004; sisters, Leona Waterman, Kathryn “Kate” Pierce and Barbara Hart; and brother, Forrest Snow.

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