Pauline L. McLain

Brewer - Pauline Louise (Cust) McLain, 93, “Nan” to her family and friends, passed away peacefully April 25, 2022 in Bangor with her family at her side. Pauline was born August 3, 1928 in South Brewer, the daughter of Donald M Cust Sr. and Frances (Blackman) Cust.

She graduated from Brewer High School, Class of 1947, and went on to work for 35 years at New England Telephone Co. Pauline was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and was voted President of the Bangor Council of the Pioneers for 1 year where she started the Vial of Life Program which is still in existence today. She enjoyed bowling and was part of a local Wednesday night Bowling League. She also enjoyed playing Bingo at the Eagle's Club with her friends. She spent time watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up attending various sporting events, concerts, and other activities. Pauline was a big NFL fan for 35 years with the Dallas Cowboys being her team. In the later years, she also adopted the New England Patriots.             

She was predeceased by her parents and husband of 51years, Emerson A. McLain of Brewer, along with three siblings, Dorothy Clukey of California, Arlene Diggins of Florida and Donald M. Cust Jr. of Brewer.  She is survived by her sisters Rose DiProfio of Hermon and Patricia Bartlett of Florida, along with their families, and her brother, Michael Cust of Bangor and his family.  She is also survived by her children.  Daughter, Sharon Gray and husband Gary of Brewer and their children Denise Vittum and husband Darren of Brewer, along with their two girls Zoe and Riley, Sherri Cross and husband Jonathan, along with their two children Taylor and Dylan all of Brewer and Carrie Gray and her son Kirk Small, also of Brewer; daughter, Linda Kennard of Brewer and her daughter Brandy LaChance and husband Lucas of Hampden, along with their son Lucas and Linda's son Steven of Brewer as well as her daughter, Cathy Emery and husband Jeff of Orrington and their daughter Allison of Philadelphia, PA.

Family and friends may visit 4 – 5 PM Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer where a funeral liturgy and service honoring her life will be held at 5 PM as the visitation conclude. Private burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Brewer. Messages and memories may be shared with her family on the tribute wall of kileyandfoley.com.