Mary Angela Lutterell


May 02, 1922
- January 27, 2010

MILO - Mary Angela Lutterell, 87, went to her heavenly home Jan. 27, 2010, surrounded by her loving family and caregivers at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft. She was born May 2, 1922, in Milo, the daughter of Alexander T. and Jennie M. (Leonard) Lutterell. She graduated from Milo High School, Class of 1939, and from Eastern Maine General Hospital's nursing program in 1943. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Boston University in 1952. Mary served actively in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during World War II and the Korean War for four years. She also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve and retired as commander in 1972. She worked as an operating room nurse at U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital, Togus, for more than 30 years, with time out for a tour of active duty with the U.S. Navy, and to further her education at Boston University School of Nursing. She retired from Togus in September 1977. Mary was a dedicated member of Park Street United Methodist Church, where she not only "practiced what was preached," but served on many committees and boards, in the choir and as treasurer of the church. She was instrumental in the creation of the Food Cupboard and Loan Closet, providing durable medical equipment for home bound patients. She was a member of and served as an officer of Milo Garden Club, Milo Nurses Guild and on the board of directors of Community Health and Counseling Services for 17 years. She was a member of NARFE - National Association of Retired Federal Employees, National Association of Retired Officers and a past president of Operating Room Nurses Association of Maine. Mary is survived by her sister-in-law and best friend, Gloria Lutterell of Milo; two nieces, Jayne Sharrow and Martha Kurzius of Dover-Foxcroft; also nephews and nieces, Walter Lutterell Jr. and Barbara Farrar of Brownville Junction, Anita Dutton of Augusta, John Luttrell of Wells, and Gail Larson of Randolph, Mass., and their families. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Leonard H., Walter E. and Carl A. Lutterell; and by nephews, Len Jr., Bruce, James, Robert and Perry Lutterell. Friends are invited to call 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Lary Funeral Home, Milo. A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at United Baptist Church, Milo, with the Rev. Michele St. Cyr, of United Methodist Church, officiating. Spring burial will be in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Park Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 116, Milo, ME 04463 or Hibbard Nursing Home Activity Fund, P.O. Box 189, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.

Published in Bangor Daily News on January 28, 2010


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