ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mary Ferguson, 73 years old, born on November 22, 1947, and passed away on May 19, 2021. We will remember her forever.

Mary Joan (French) Ferguson died May 19, 2021, with her two sons by her side. Mary was born in Somerville Maine, the daughter of Kenneth and Elizabeth (Richardson) French on November 22, 1947. She lived in Somerville till she met her husband Ralph D Ferguson Sr. Mary attended school in Somerville in the one-room schoolhouse at the  Windsor Fair Grounds only completing her education at the eighth-grade level. Mary worked for a short period of time at Lipman's Poultry and Statler Tissue until becoming a homemaker. 

After marriage, Mary spent 35 years living on the Doyle Road in Whitefield. Something Mary loved saying as for a while she lived on the road the longest.  In 2005 she moved to West Gardiner to the home she passed away in.  Mary used to take her son Jeffrey to work at Hannaford on Whitten Rd in Augusta. Mary met a lot of older customers and loved sitting and talking with them. She made quite a few friends just by listening to people's problems. She loved the fact in some cases she was the only connection they had in their later years. She took pride in being able to make someone else's life better.  Mary always felt she did not want to spend the last few years of life without a friend. Why should anyone else? One person in particular named Cora touched Mary’s heart. Mary spent a lot of time just talking with Cora and keeping her company until Cora’s passing.  She met several people and would visit them in their nursing homes, calling them to check in with them and arranging meets at Hannaford so they could spend time together. She always said if an obituary was written for her to mention all her Hannaford friends that she has met over the years. As much as she touched their lives they touched hers. 

Mary also had a special relationship with her Uncle’s girlfriend Edith Allard of Augusta. She used to spend a lot of time with Edith and treated Edith like a second mother. Whether it was buying her small gifts or just spending time with Edith it meant as much to Mary as it meant to Edith. She always told her kids that one day it may be her that is alone and would want someone, anyone, to spend time with her so she wanted to be the one giving it to others. 

Her final wish was to be at home so she could spend every minute with her boys. Which her boys honored and Mary passed with her boys at her side.  She wanted to be able to spend her last days with her boys and did not want any Covid restriction stopping that. Even though Dr’s wanted her in some type of medical facility Mary refused each and everyone because they were not separating her from her boys. She wanted it clearly known that she loved her kids and wanted to spend every second she could with her kids. She even made sure that her stepson came over to see her before she passed because she wanted all of her boys with her. Her greatest joy was being a mom and in the end, she made sure her kids knew how much she loved them. Whether it was directly telling them or leaving a message for one to pass on to the other Mary wanted them to know they were loved and that she will always love them from the other side no matter what. 

Mary is survived by her Stepson Ralph D. Ferguson Jr of Windsor. Her sons Jeffrey Ferguson, and Phil Ferguson of West Gardiner. She is also survived by special friends Gerry and Lily Brant of Pittston. Several Nieces, Nephews, and cousins. Mary is predeceased by Her parents, her sister, Gloria Hill, and husband William Hill, Brothers Llyod (Bucky) French and wife Evelyn French, Paul French and wife Nancy French. Her husband Ralph D. Ferguson Sr.

Per Mary’s wishes, there will be no services. It was Mary’s wish at the end that you spend time with people you love while they are alive and not after they die. She wanted her sons to encourage everyone to start spending time with people while they are alive and not just when they have a funeral. 

In Mary’s memory, her children would like to challenge everyone to say hello to an older stranger while grocery shopping as you never know the kind of impact you may be giving that person. Hashtag #Maryschallengeaccepted if you do an act of kindness.  Mary saw how the world needed this type of kindness even if people did not see that she was doing this. It was never about recognition, it was about making other people's lives easier and better as you never know it could be you the person all alone.  

The family would also like to thank Al and Felicia Arbour,  Jon and Ashley Matthews, Joan Tourtelotte, Renee Tourtelotte, Jackie Pearson, Jane Seeley, Jeana Verney, Anna McArthur, Jennifer Hawk and her mom, Cherrie and Darryl Ellis, Amanda McKenna, Rob McMullen, Heather French, Holly Morgan, Robert Hernandez, Rita Gower, Theresa Grotton, Betty Baker, Erica Wood, William Cox, Gail Smith-Nickerson, Gerry and Lily Brant, Andera Girimonti. Valerie Baker, Jillian Barberie, Melissa Haskell Ayres, William Cooper, Amy Weeks, Mona Albee, Aaron Donaghy, and the Demerchant family Rae Farken also Paul Levesque for helping with supplies, visiting, and helping the family during their time of need. Your generosity gave mom joy in her last few days of life. 

At this time the family is requesting donations to be able to burry some of her ashes with her husband. You can donate at the link below. 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/burial-for-mary-ferguso...




Posted by Beth Sirabella on June 7, 2021
To a wonderful women and mother. As I got to know you, I could see how much your sons meant to you and how proud you were of them. You got to meet some great people as you waited at Hannaford, for many you were a shining light in their day. They always looked forward to a visit with you.
Posted by Philip Ferguson on May 27, 2021
Love you mom.

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Posted by Beth Sirabella on June 7, 2021
To a wonderful women and mother. As I got to know you, I could see how much your sons meant to you and how proud you were of them. You got to meet some great people as you waited at Hannaford, for many you were a shining light in their day. They always looked forward to a visit with you.
Posted by Philip Ferguson on May 27, 2021
Love you mom.
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