ORONO – Mary L. (Tozier) Cough Waye, 72, beloved wife of Lawrence “Buster” Waye, went home to be with her Lord March 22, 2008, at an Orono nursing facility, attended by family. She was born Oct. 4, 1935, in Waterville, daughter of Norman and Grace Tozier. After graduating from Fairfield High School, Mary attended Farmington College for two years studying to become a teacher. Mary left her studies to marry and raise her three sons. She later completed her education at the University of Maine, Orono and enjoyed a teaching career at Herbert Gray School, Old Town, from 1967 to 1985. While teaching at Herbert Gray, Mary met and married her second husband, Buster Waye. Together they enjoyed many outdoor activities, including camping and fishing. Mary also enjoyed photography and passed that interest along to her sons. Mary and Buster wintered in Florida for 13 years before Mary became a resident at Orono Commons. In addition to her husband of 33 years, Buster, Mary is survived by her three sons, Patrick Cough and wife, Rose, of Bucksport, James Cough of Bangor and Dennis Cough and wife, Caryn, of Greenbush; brother, Frank Tozier and wife, Marilyn, of Fairfield; stepdaughter, Sandra Bond and husband, Ralph, of Java, S.D.; grandchildren, Amy and husband, Curt Schemmel, of Rochester, Minn., Gail and husband, Corey Madden, of Greenbush, Eric and wife, Nichole Cough, of Old Town and Rachel Woehr of Bucksport; four great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Mary’s family would like to thank the nurses, staff and volunteers at Orono Commons for the years of care and love they provided to her. Your compassion and understanding is greatly appreciated. We would also like to thank Tammy Smith of Bangor, a special friend and invaluable help to both Mary and Buster. At Mary’s request, there will be a graveside service performed at the time of burial. Flowers may be sent in Mary’s memory to Orono Commons for the enjoyment of the residents and staff that she has left behind. Services entrusted to the care of Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town.