2015-05-15 / Obituaries

Mary Brinckloe

Mary Ellen Brinckloe, 81, of Kennebunk, passed away on May 9, 2015 at her home. She was born in Flushing, New York, daughter of Harry and Roberta (Mercer) Jockers.

Mary Ellen was a medical technician who was educated at St. Simmons Laboratory Academy in Manhattan. She loved medicine and was a wonderful practitioner who was fascinated by cells and their changes with disease. Her sense of humor and sense of fun made undergoing medical procedures much easier.

She married her beloved husband, John J. Brinckloe, in June of 1954. They met roller skating in New York City. After they married, they moved to Hyde Park, New York, where they resided until 2009 when they moved to Maine to be closer to their daughter.

Mary Ellen worked at St. Francis Hospital, Bronx, New York, then St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, then at Vassar College Infirmary (Lab Department), and the Central Laboratory, also in Poughkeepsie. She retired in 1993.

She was predeceased by her sister, Roberta Bednarski, and a brother, Harry Jockers.

Mary Ellen is survived by her husband of nearly 61 years, John J. Brinckloe; her brother, Charles Jockers and wife Dolores; her daughter, Jean Brinckloe Betses, son in law David Betses, nieces Roberta Maureau, Patti Jo Bednarski, Dawn Moore, Jenny Sain, and several great nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were Tuesday, May 12 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Holy Spirit Parish/St. Martha’s Church, Portland Road, Kennebunk. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Kennebunk.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.

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