Mary Lou Peaslee

Tue, 02/22/2022 - 8:45am

Mary Lou (Soule) Peaslee, born Nov. 16, 1928, in Damariscotta, was the daughter of Catherine M. (Caton) Soule and Francis S. Soule Sr., of Wiscasset. She passed away on Feb. 17, 2022, at the age of 93 years, after several months at St. Andrews Retirement Facility in Boothbay Harbor. 

She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 65 years, and a member of the First Congregational Church of Wiscasset. She supported her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sports and activities, and attended games whenever she could.

Having grown up with the love of her family, ocean, boating, swimming and skiing were very popular, which led to her and Fred wintering on the east coast of Florida during the winter months, for over 20 years.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 67 years, Fred E. Peaslee; her son, almost 3 years old, Fred E. (Timmy) Peaslee Jr.;  her parents, Catherine and Francis S. Soule Sr.; one brother, Francis S. Soule Jr.; and her son-in-law, Dennis G. Hill.

She is survived by her brother, Dennis E. Soule and his wife Jane (Williams) Soule of Wiscasset; her sister-in-law, Carolyn (Colby) Soule of Damariscotta; her son, Steven Peaslee, his wife, Gwen (Grafton) Peaslee of Blue Hill; her daughter, Cindy Lou (Peaslee) Hill of Edgecomb;, a very special niece, Tracy Williams; grandsons, Steven A. Peaslee and his wife, Anne Wooster of Waldoboro; Corey T. Hill and his wife, Melissa (Kaler) Hill of Abbot, Maine; granddaughters, Stacy (Peaslee) Gato, and her husband Timothy J. Gato of Danville, Virginia, and Samantha (Hill) Footer and her husband Joseph E. Footer of Dresden, Maine; great-grandchildren, Danika F. Hill, Shanoah S. Hill, Martina M. Will all of Abbot, Maine, Emily G. Gato and Sarah S. Gato of Danville, Virginia, and Emery W. Footer of Dresden, Maine.

A graveside service will be held in Woolwich in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, Donations in Mary Lou’s name may be made to The American Legion Post #54, PO Box 214, Wiscasset, ME  04578.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.  Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting: