HALLOWELL ~ Mary Elizabeth (Fisher) McWilliams was born June 22, 1918 to Howard C and Caroline M Fisher in Providence RI. She died on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.\r\n\r\nMary graduated from Pawtucket RI high school in 1936 and from Connecticut College in 1940 with a degree in Economics. She returned to college receiving her Masters of Education from Bridgewater State University in 1977.\r\n\r\nIn June Mary celebrated her 100th birthday with a lunch gathering of friends & family including grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews from across the country. She said it was the best birthday she’d ever had.\r\n\r\nIn March 1942 Mary married Randall H McWilliams. In 1959 they moved their family to Canton Mass. Mary stayed home to raise her children until returning to the work force in the early ‘70’s as the librarian at the Dean S. Luce School in Canton. In 1994, Mary moved to Brunswick Maine and most recently to Hallowell Maine.\r\n\r\nSmall but mighty, Mary raised four children, and was involved in their Scouting and other activities as well as many car pools. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Canton and the First Parish Church in Brunswick. She was an artist at heart and tried many arts and crafts throughout her life. Mary sewed beautifully, making clothes for herself, her children and even for their dolls. She took up stained glass, flower arranging and jewelry making. Drawing and painting came in her later years and she thoroughly enjoyed taking classes to improve her skills. Mary was a lifelong bridge player and a charter member of the Bloody Marys at Thornton Oaks in Brunswick.\r\n\r\nMary is survived by her children – Peter of Cologne Germany, Jean of Hallowell Maine, John (Hazelle) of Reading Mass & Martha (Doug) Weishahn of Lincoln Nebraska. She is also survived by her grandchildren & great-grandchildren – Jessica Plante (Vernon Gardiner), Elijah (Dani) Plante, John Weishahn, Elizabeth (Doug) Szwanek, Matthew McWilliams & Thomas McWilliams; Julie Plante, Kaitlin Gardiner, Kalin Plante, Elijah Plante and Claire Szwanek, also her great-great grandson Kai Cole. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her brother Joseph L Fisher.\r\n\r\nThe family would like to thank the staff at Thornton Oaks, Neighbors Elder Care and Granite Hill Estates for helping Mom remain independent for as long as possible, and the staff at Glenridge Nursing Home & Maine General Hospice for caring for her when she could no longer do so.\r\n\r\nServices will be held at First Parish Church in Brunswick Maine, on Tuesday, September 4th at 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Neighbors, Inc (Elder Care) PO Box 728, Brunswick ME 04011 or Bowdoin International Music Festival, 6300 College Station, Brunswick ME 04011-8463.\r\n\r\nIt was Mary wish to be cremated and have some of her ashes scattered at her favorite places of Touisset RI where she spent summers with her parents and brother; Ray Point Maine & Tunk Lake Maine. Other cremains will be interred at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence RI.\r\n\r\nArrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave. Gardiner. Memories may be shared on the funeral home website at www.staplesfuneralhomes.com\r\nMary’s family would like to thank MaineGeneral Hospice and the staff at Glenridge.