GUILFORD – Margaret E. Dyer, 89, passed away peacefully July 21, 2013, at a Bangor health care facility, after a long fulfilling life. She was born Sept. 7, 1923, in Passadumkeag, daughter of Harry and Flossie (McFarland) Doane.
Margaret grew up in Costigan. She raised her family in Sangerville while working at the woolen mill in Guilford. She then moved to Guilford and worked at Pride Manufacturing. She lived at Riverbend Homes for many years before moving to the Phillips-Strickland house in Bangor and then to Westgate Manor.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Ralph Flanders; second husband, Lloyd Dyer; son, Roger Flanders; grandson, Dennis Ralph Flanders; brothers, Edwin, Ralph, Alvin and Dana Doane; and sisters, Joan Jackson and Bessie Robinson. She is survived by her sisters, Pat Abbott, Beatrice Doane, Frances Wiegersma, and Marie Haseltine and husband, Clair; brother, Hugh Doane; grandson and wife, Brian and Jenny Flanders; granddaughter and husband, Lorri and Stanley St. Pierre; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Daigle. Margaret will be remembered for her love of music, singing, card games, famous fudge at Christmas time, family favorite cookies and most of all, loving people.
Graveside services will be held noon Monday, July 29, at Village Cemetery, Sangerville. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to