Mary ‘Maxine’ Feeley


A lifetime resident of the Chesterville area, Maxine Feeley passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.  She was in her 80th year. 

Maxine was born in Dunbar, on July 11, 1932, the second youngest of 15 children to her parents Edsel and Bessie Merkley (nee Wallace).       

Maxine is survived by her husband of 60 years Henry; by her children Barry (Patsy) of Chesterville, Cathy (Ronnie) Carbino of Finch, Tom (Mary) of Ottawa and Lori (Graham) Ball of Chesterville; and by her siblings Audrey Casselman of Williamsburg, Lois (Jack) McCaughey of Cornwall, Lorna Bolster of Brushton, New York and Joan Beckstead of Chesterville.  

Maxine will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Michelle (Mark), Mallory (Trevor), Michael, Lindsay, Alyssa, Warren and Lauren and by one great-grandson Colby Morozuk.  

She was predeceased by sisters Vera Smith, Dorothy Price, Emma Hess and brothers Walter, Irwin, Lee, Carl, Clifton, Audeen and Lyle Merkley.  She is also survived by nieces and nephews.  

Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home, Chesterville, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 3rd at 11 a.m., with Rev. Lois Gaudet officiating.  

Interment followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville.

Pallbearers were grandchildren Michelle Doll, Mallory Morozuk, Michael Carbino, Lindsay Feeley, Alyssa  Ball, Warren Ball and Lauren Feeley.

Donations to Winchester Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at 


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