SOUTH PORTLAND – Mary Katherine Day, 86, went to her eternal rest Monday, May 12, 2008, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, after a three-year period of failing health. Mary was born April 18, 1922, in the Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of William and Katherine Didul. She grew up in Long Island City, N.Y., and attended public schools there. After graduating from high school she received her associate’s degree. She met her husband, Donald, while he was stationed at Brooklyn Army Navy base and was married Aug. 8, 1945. Shortly after, they moved to Maine. Mary spent most of her adult life in South Portland and was very active in the community. She frequently volunteered with Red Bank Grade School. She was also a Cub Scout den mother. Mary was quite adept at bowling and volleyball, and was a member of city sponsored leagues. Mary was a big Elvis Presley fan and had many pen pals around the world. Her love for writing was also very evident in the poetry she so loved to write. From 1963 to 1965, she worked as a bookkeeper at AH Benoit Clothing, Portland, then for Maine National Bank in the telephone billing department. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald in 1975. Survivors include her son, Donald Day Jr. of South Portland; grandson, Richard Day of Westbrook, along with several cousins, nieces, nephews and loving friends. Visiting hours will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at the funeral home. Interment will be held after at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland.