Oakland- Mary Fessenden died peacefully in her own home after a long fight with cancer, attended by her loving husband, Landon St. Peter. Mary was very proud that she had earned her Massage Therapist certification in Virginia Beach VA in 2010, and kept her Maine license current. She used her training and knowledge to start a small Maine business she called Mary’s Therapies. She loved helping people improve their health and live a more eco-friendly life style. She made soaps, lotions, bug sprays, and other custom products using all natural ingredients and essential oils.\n\nMary worked at Thomas College for more than five years, where she was the face of the food service division and in close daily contact with the entire student body and staff. She was well known on the campus and loved by all. Her friendly demeanor, ready smile, and a hug when needed helped many an incoming freshman to adjust to the pace of campus life.\n\nBefore moving to Maine in 2012, Mary was a long-time resident of Norfolk VA, where she ran the local VFW canteen for over ten years. It was there that she met her future husband, Landon St. Peter. She was a lifetime member of VFW Auxiliary Post 3160 in Ocean View, VA, and was well respected in the veteran community for all her volunteer work and organizational skills.\n\nMary loved a party and she loved to cook for friends and family. A small gathering could become a major event because she wanted to invite everyone. A recent Easter dinner for 12 became dinner for 28 before everyone sat down to eat. Folding chairs and trays were rounded up, folks ate in the kitchen and living room and a great time was had by all. \n\nHer wit and good nature will be sorely missed.\n\nA Celebration of Life will be held at Wheeler Funeral Home in Oakland, Maine Saturday August 19th, from 2-4pm.