Marguerite  Munroe


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Scarborough - Marguerite (Bither) Munroe, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was born on June 23, 1930 in Houlton, Maine, the daughter of the late Amos and Laura (Adams) Bither of Houlton.
Marguerite grew up in Houlton and graduated from Houlton High in 1948. She was employed by the former First National Bank of Houlton for 10 years, later working for the former Maine Savings Bank of Portland until they closed. She married her second husband Paul F. Munroe on August 8, 1964, moving to Portland after they married. Paul died on August 9, 2015.
Marguerite was a member of the former Central Square Baptist Church of Portland and attended the First Baptist Church of Portland. She belonged to the Eastern Star Deering Chapter #59 OES of Portland. After retiring, she did volunteer work for Brighton Medical Center and Maine Medical Center.
Marguerite is survived by her son Brian J Gardiner and wife Lori of Houlton; her 2 daughters Christina Gardiner Mitchell of Gardiner and Pamela Munroe and husband Pierre Gagne of Greenville, SC; her 3 step-sons whom she raised and considered her own sons, Michael Munroe of St. Petersburg, FL, Terry Munroe and wife Cathy of Westbrook, ME, and Wayne Munroe and wife Lynn of Arundel, ME; her 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her brother Herbert Bither of Houlton; her granddaughter Brianna Gardiner; her grandsons Alan Seaver and Ethan Munroe; and her daughter-in-law Diane Gosselin Munroe.
Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Marguerite's online guestbook at
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marguerite's memory to, Strong Tower Haiti, PO Box 485, Houlton, ME, 04730.
At Marguerite's request, services will remain private. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, Maine, 04103. 775-3763.
Published on June 3, 2019
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