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Marilyn Jane Brasier
May 10, 1943 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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PORTLAND - Marilyn Jane Brasier, 80, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at Maine
Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born May 10, 1943 in Portland, the daughter of Arthur E. Brasier and Edith Adelaide (Redmond) Brasier, Lindsey.Marilyn attended local schools graduating from Deering High School in 1961. She looked forward to her reunions and worked diligently as the class reunion committee secretary.
Working two jobs for many years to support her family as a bookkeeper starting at Catherine Morrill Day Nursery and then retiring from the City of Portland where she made many life-long friends. She was nicknamed “Grammie Pizza” by her grandchildren because her second job was at Angelone’s Pizza on Washington Avenue.
She had a wanderlust for travel which expanded the globe. There was not a train that she would not take including the Trans-Siberian Express. She rode camels in Egypt and visited her friend Doris in Africa where she went on safari. Marilyn enjoyed visiting New York City as well as family on the west coast. She traveled with friends and alone in areas that made her children concerned, but she was at her happiest when doing so.
She took pride in her garden, dabbled in photography and painting, family history, and antique cut glass. She was a veracious reader.
She enjoyed spending time at the family camp on Little Sebago Lake with her children and grandchildren and attending her grandsons’ sporting events. She made Christmas’ magical with her creative perfect wrapping and themes.
She was fond of her neighbors and their watchful eye on each other, her friend Marina, who she called “just to check in,” and girls’ group.
Marilyn is survived by her children, Michael C. and his wife Teresa and grandson William M. Whyte
of Standish, Daniel E. and his wife Ann N. and grandsons Alexander N. and Samuel E. Whyte
of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; brother Wayne A. Brasier of Otisfield, and nephew Bruce E. Brasier of Portland, and many cousins.
Marilyn was predeceased by her parents, Arthur E. Brasier and Edith Adelaide (Redmond,
Her untold stories of history and travel will be greatly missed.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may donate in memory of Marilyn J. Brasier
To the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 4-7 PM on Wednesday October 25th at A.T. Hutchins