Mary Lee Brown of Boothbay Harbor died Jan. 10, 2020.
Mary Lee was born in Boothbay Harbor to the late Alice and Judge Hurley on a blustery March day (March 26, 1938). She was active in school sports, did a brief stint at the University of Maine but left college to marry Karl Brown, whom she met careening around Mill Cove one summer. As a couple they moved to Connecticut to be near Karl’s parents. While there they had two children, Debra and Barbara. Shortly after, they moved to Massachusetts where son Ted was born.
Mary Lee became a real estate broker shortly after and continued in that field, opening Harbor Realty when she moved back home to Boothbay Harbor.
Mary Lee was active in town politics. She was a member of the Boothbay Region Historical Society, served on the board of assessors from 1979 to 1991, served on the board of selectmen from 1994 to 2001, and served on the budget committee from 2004 to 2012.
She loved Boothbay Harbor and the people in it.
Surviving Mary Lee are her children, Ted Brown and his wife Lauren of Boothbay, Barbara Brown of Bristol and Debra Willoughby and her husband Richard of Westbrook; niece, Paula Manner of Seattle, Washington; nephew Jay Manner of Raleigh, North Carolina; cousin Genie Boliver of Wareham, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Nicole Levesque, Brandi Marquis, Page and Kylie Brown, and Jazpyer Jackson; and two great-grandchildren, Pax and Rory Levesque.
There will be a celebration of her life at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Boothbay Harbor on May 15. All are welcome to the celebration.