Mary E. Paine (1921 - 2014)

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Mary Elizabeth "Buff" (Rowell) Paine died peacefully and comfortably surrounded by her loving family on her 93rd birthday on June 23, 2014 following a period of declining health. She was born in Akron, Ohio on June 23, 1921 the daughter of the late John Rowell and Elizabeth (Pitkin) Rowell. Buff was the wife of the late Robert Gordon Paine, Jr. who died on January 26, 1996. She is survived by her loving and devoted children; Robert Gordon Paine, III and his wife Andrea S. Paine of Marlborough, Elizabeth Paine McClendon and her husband Lawrence B. McClendon of Wayland and Melissa Paine Aycock and her husband Thomas L. Aycock of Bluffton, SC. Also survived by six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, six nieces and nine nephews. Buff has been a resident of Wayland for over 64 years and spent her formative years in Akron, Ohio. She received her Associates Degree from Stephens College in Missouri. She worked for L. Davenport Boyd for over 25 years selling real estate in Wayland, Weston and Sudbury. Buff was an active member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church, participated in the church choir and was a member of the flower guild. She was a member of the Wayland Garden Club and enjoyed her bridge groups. In her earlier years she was a Girl Scout Leader for her daughters. In the 1950's, Buff also performed in several productions put on by Vokes Players in Wayland. Buff lived a full and active life and will be greatly remembered by all who knew her and the many lives that she touched in her 93 years. Private family interment will be in the Paine family lot in North Cemetery in Wayland. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 53 Cochituate Road (Rte 27), Wayland. In lieu of flowers her family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in her memory be sent to the Trinitarian Congregational Church. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Wayland. For online condolences please visit

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John C Bryant Funeral Home
56 Pemberton Road Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 653-4220
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Published in The Wayland Town Crier from July 15 to July 22, 2014
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