Kathryn Pauline (leslie) Conley
Kathryn Pauline (Leslie) Conley
March 8, 1934 - December 20, 2022
Kathryn Pauline (Leslie) Conley, 88, of Bowdoinham, Maine passed away peacefully at home
surrounded by family on December 20th, 2022.
Kathryn was born March 8th, 1934, in a small house tucked in a little harbor on Deer Island,
New Brunswick, Canada. She was one of ten children of the late Osgood and Effie (Doughty)
Leslie. She had a humble childhood attending a one room schoolhouse on the island yet magical
as she fondly recalled ice skating on the pond in the winter. She also had not so fond memories
having to pick blueberries in the summer before she could go swimming. She would reminisce
about riding in a horse-and-buggy around the quaint island. Her family lived off their vegetable
garden and cows. Her father was a fisherman and they often had fish for supper.
She married Edward Clinton Conley, also from Deer Island, on October 12th, 1952. They
eventually settled in South Portland, Maine where she worked packing sardines in Portland,
then Fairchild National Semiconductor, and eventually Idexx. Edward passed away October
29th, 2001, and she remained in South Portland until 2017. She moved to Bowdoinham to live
with her son Scott and family in a custom-built mother-in-law apartment. She was able to live
at home with her family taking good care of her for the remainder of her life.
She loved quilting, sewing, and anything crafty. Some of her fondest memories were going to
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to stay with the Amish 25 years annually with her dear friend
Ann Cloutier. She loved the ocean, seafood and eating lunch at Bug Light in South Portland. She
always had tacos on Fridays and beans every Saturday night. She enjoyed watching Wheel of
Fortune and Jeopardy. She loved phone calls from old friends and dear family and spending
time with her son, daughter in law and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by those who
She is survived by her son, Scott Conley, daughter in law Rebecca (Boothby) Conley and
grandchildren Blake and Savannah Conley.
Brother Roger Leslie and sister-in-law Peggy of Fairhaven, NB. Canada, sister Muriel Estabrooks
of Saint Stephen, NB. Canada, sister Ruth Lyons of Calais, Maine. Kathryn was predeceased by
both parents, her husband Edward Conley, her brothers Maxwell, Stanley and Willard Leslie,
sisters Doris Cogswell, Betty Heywood and Ida Leslie.
The Family would like to thank CHANS Home Health & Hospice, Mid Coast Hospital and
Brentwood Rehab & Nursing Center, Kincer Funeral Home and all the friends and family who
have and continue to reach out with loving sympathy and support.
She will be buried next to her husband Edward with a graveside service at Forest City Cemetery
in South Portland in May.