Maxine Anne Folsom

AUBURN – Maxine Anne Folsom, 89, of Auburn, passed away June 15, 2021 at Clover Manor peacefully with family by her side.She was born April 17, 1932 in Van Buren, Maine, to Herbert and Olovine (Cyr) Bell. Maxine‚Äôs mother passed away at a young age and Herbert remarried Yvonne Legandre, and the family moved to Auburn when she was 8-years old. Her father and two brothers started Bell Farms in Auburn and Lewiston. She went to local schools and graduated from ELHS in 1950. She was the first person in her family to go to college attending CMGH School of Nursing. Upon graduating she worked as an RN at several local hospitals for a time, at Bates Mill as an industrial nurse, and various private duty nursing jobs.Maxine married her High School sweetheart, Frank M. Folsom in 1954 and raised three boys while living in way too many houses in Auburn. She was a beautiful person inside and out, classy, funny, a great cook, a wonderful mother, wife, friend, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a social butterfly with many friends she and Frank made from Martindale CC, Fairlawn CC, UCT, Sugarloaf, and Damariscotta.She loved her growing family, loved to ski, golf, garden, socialize with friends, gossip, and eatIng chocolate. She was Predeceased by her soul mate Frank, brother, Vern, and sisters, Collette and Lucille. She leaves her sister, Kate Bell, brother, Philip, her sons, Steve (Beth), Scott (Katie), and Marty (Elizabeth); her grandkids, Ella Folsom-Fraster, Jacob Folsom-Fraster, Karli (Folsom) and Tom Fallos, Adam Folsom, Eric Folsom, Emily (Folsom) Vanden Berg, and Brian Folsom; Great grandkids, River, Paxton, and Lenix Fallos, Norah Grace Folsom, and Roman Hardaway Chick who came into this world as “Mimi” was leaving.There will be a graveside service for family and close friends at 1:30 p.m., at Gracelawn Memorial Cemetery in Auburn on Monday June 21. Condolences may be accessed online at

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