MaryEllen Benner, 62, died peacefully, with her family at her side, Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Sussman Hospice House in Rockport.

Born in Camden, November 16, 1958, she was the daughter of William Crockett Jr. and Judith Young Lahey. Educated locally, she was a graduate of Medomak Valley High School. Later she attended Bernard’s Hairdressing School. For many years she worked as a beautician in Camden and also saw local clients at her home in Friendship. Always a hard worker, MaryEllen was employed for several years at the Friendship Market owned by John Black, as well as at Rockland Hannaford for over 15 years.

MaryEllen’s greatest joy in life were her two sons. She took great pride in their accomplishments and never missed a sporting event or school activity. She loved completing puzzles with her mother, cheating at Yahtzee and spending every moment she could with her grandchildren. Born with the gift of gab, MaryEllen spent countless hours on the phone nurturing her many close relationships. She was a caregiver at heart and enjoyed cooking and no one ever went hungry.

MaryEllen will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

Predeceased by her father, William Crockett; MaryEllen is survived by mother Judith Lahey of Rockland; sons Kyle Benner and wife Amanda and children Adelaide and Clara all of Portland, Chad Benner and wife Leanne and daughter Quinn and son Trey expected in two months all of Cushing; sister Marie Pierce and family of Lincolnville, brothers Mark Crockett and wife Apolena and family all of Oakland, Michael Crockett and wife Lyndsey and family all of Stockton Springs; sisters Stephanie Thorbjornson and husband Eddie and family all of St. George, Michelle Young and husband Scott and family all of St. George.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, October 11, 2021, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A graveside celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hosmer Pond Road, Camden.

A full obituary will be published. To share a memory or condolence with the Benner family, visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.