1924 – 2014

BOSTON — Mary Ann Alpren, 89, of Poulin Avenue in Lewiston, died Friday, May 9, at Massachusetts General Hospital, following a sudden illness; her daughters were by her side.

She was born in Geddes, N.Y., on Dec. 14, 1924, a daughter of the late Edward and Clara (Povlovich) Sasin Sr. She worked in the service industry and later in retail sales. During her employment at B. Peck & Co. department store, she was featured in its Christmas holiday television commercial.

Mary enjoyed rollerskating in her early years. She loved to dance, especially to the music of the big bands and was the No. 1 fan of Frank Sinatra. She was a wonderful cook; her meatballs were unrivaled. She loved the Red Sox and followed them through thick and thin. She also enjoyed playing bingo, as well as other games of chance and was unbelievably lucky.

Mary was a very outspoken woman, with a great sense of humor. Her loyalty and generosity to her family and friends was admirable; her determination and tenacity was inspiring.

She leaves her three daughters, Kathleen Harrigan and Eileen Young of Lewiston and Dorothy Young of Madison, Conn.; a granddaughter, Meghan Harrigan; a great-grandson, Noah Turner; a sister, Sophie Nardelli; and a special niece, Karin Williams, of New York.

She was predeceased by her husband, Israel Alpren; a brother, Edward Sasin Jr.; and her sister, Frances Karle.

So, the next time you hear one of “my Frankie’s” melodies, pause for a moment to listen and picture Mary dancing. She’d like that.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Mary’s life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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