Marsha Ann Baird Poirier, of Berwick, Maine, flew to heaven May 18, 2019 at home with her loved ones by her side at the age of 75.
She was the daughter of Raymond and Charlene (Bakes) Baird born Oct. 3, 1943 in Milan, Ind.
She grew up in Indianapolis and Ladoga where she graduated from Ladoga High School in 1961. She earned a B.S. in Education from Indiana University in 1967 and later completed a Master’s in Psychology.
Beloved wife of 52 years to Kenneth, Mother to Teri Poirier and Kimberly and Peter Taylor. Grandmother of Crystal, Karalyn, Cassandra, Ryan, Sara and Robert. Gigi to Trynitee, Landon, Gabriel, Savana and Memphis. Treasured sister of Pam and Ralph King, Trish and Don Bennett and Barb and Mark Roark. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. She leaves countless friends, numerous students, and sparks in the lives of children she touched. Predeceased by granddaughters Kelsey Ann and Charlee Rae.
Marsha and Kenneth were married Dec. 29, 1966 and lived at many Air Force Bases in the US and Bitburg, Germany, settling in Berwick in 1981. They enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and the US during Mr. Poirier’s 30 years in the Air Force and after his retirement. She worked and volunteered at Good Shepard School in Barrington, NH for twenty-five years. Although she was diagnosed with MS in 1985 she continued to overcome the effects. “I have MS, but MS doesn’t have me.” She shared her stories and challenges, speaking across New England at Christian Woman’s Club meetings. She was a founding member of New Covenant Baptist Church, member of the Berwick Ladies Auxiliary, PWOC, supporter of Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center, and a lifetime member of the NRA. Her radiant beauty, infectious smile and angelic soul will live on forever in our hearts and memories. Her favorite verse is Romans 8:38-39.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Ladoga Christian Church with Pam King, Don Bennett and Mark Roark officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects following the service from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the church fellowship hall.
Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Chapter of MS Society, 170 US Route One Suite 200, Falmouth, ME 04105, or Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center, 6 Washington St. #100, Sanford, ME 04073.