Maynetta L. French
Remember
Maynetta L. French
  • February 21, 1919 - July 31, 2017
  • Auburn, Maine

Share This Obituary

Arrangements made by

The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street
Auburn, ME 04210
Get Directions

Profile of The Fortin Group

View Phone Number



LEWISTON - Maynetta L. (Mace) French, 98, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Central Maine Medical Center. She was born in Augusta on February 21, 1919, the daughter of the late Carl and Lona (Skillins) Mace.
Maynetta grew up in East Winthrop, and graduated from Winthrop High School in 1937. She went to the Maine School of Arts and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree. She worked at CMP as an assistant civil engineer for over 30 years until her retirement. Maynetta was married to Bernard W. French from 1965 until his passing in 1972. Crocheting was her favorite pastime, and she manufactured the "Mini-Grani" bags, and sold over 10,000 of them worldwide. She also owned and operated, Maynetta's Card Shop in East Winthrop. She was a member of the CMP Old Timers Club, and the Central Maine Arts and Crafts Guild Inc.
Maynetta is survived by six cousins, Marie Tysinger and her husband Bill, Jean Rhodes and her husband Don, Frances Johnson, Roberta Seavey, Eleanor Seavey and Glen Skillins; her friend and guardian, Jim Cook and his wife Paula, along with second cousins and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents and husband. A special thank you goes out to the staff at Montello Manor, who are more than excellent.