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Mary E. Walker, 87, of Albion died Tues., Oct. 5, 2010 at Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home in Waterville.

She was born in Quincy, MA, Mar. 21, 1923 the daughter of Ned and Louise (Sloan) El-Hajj.

She was educated in school systems in Winterport, ME and Shenandoah, PA.  She was married to Nelson E. Walker from Aug. 17, 1946 until his death on June 22, 2000. In years past she enjoyed stenciling tins and furniture, antiques, braiding rugs, sewing and her large flower gardens.  She thoroughly enjoyed shopping and spending hours checking out the store sales in the South Portland Mall.  She lived for 62 wonderful years in So. Portland with her husband Nelson and raised their family there.  More recently she had been a resident of Mount St. Joseph in Waterville, where she was visited daily by her son and daughter-in-law.  She worked until the age of 75 in the So. Portland school system and was a guidance secretary at Mahoney Junior High School and always enjoyed the children and her work associates.  Two close friends at school were Jane Foster and Don Lonsway. A friend and neighbor for 62 years was Lorraine Coyne with whom she enjoyed her many visits and lunch dates.  Mary enjoyed watching her next-door neighbor's girls Libby and Annie grow into lovely young women and could always rely on the King family's assistance in her later years.

She was also predeceased by her brothers, Bard and Ned.

She is survived by one son, Gary E. Walker and wife Peggy of Albion; one grandchild, Nelson E. Walker II and wife Kelly; four brothers, Ted El-Hajj and wife Nancy of Crescent City, FL., Lionel ''Sonny'' El-Hajj and wife Jackie of Winterport, Gibron ''Gib'' El-Hajj and wife Diane of Hampden, and Don El-Hajj and wife Gen of St.Petersburg, FL.

There will be no services at her request.  Arrangements are with the Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville.

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