Marea Lehman - age: 91
(March 23, 1920 to February 23, 2012
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
A reception in Marea’s memory will be held at Evergreen Manor on Wednesday, February 29, at 2:00 PM.
Saco, Maine - Marea Corsini Lehman, age 91, died peacefully in her sleep at the Evergreen Manor on Friday, February 24, 2012.
She was born in Rochelle, Illinois on March 23, 1920. Shortly afterwards, her father, Tulio Corsini, was hired by renowned movie producer Darryl F. Zanuck to be his personal chef. Marea subsequently spent much of her childhood on the movie studio back lots in Hollywood, CA, counting Shirley Temple and Mickey Rooney as friends.
Marea was a talented painter and seamstress. She was asked by Oscar winning costume designer Edith Head to become her apprentice, but her father objected, wanting her to get out of the Hollywood lifestyle for a more traditional one. Still, she became a busy entrepreneur and lifelong artist.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred, in 2006. Marea is survived by two daughters: Paula Graham of Sequim, WA, and Lisa Norburg of Old Orchard Beach, ME. She will be missed by five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
According to Marea’s wishes, she will be cremated and then joined with Alfred’s ashes. A reception in Marea’s memory will be held at Evergreen Manor on Wednesday, February 29, at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Saco Bay Artists club.
Arrangements are with Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home - Saco www.dcpate.com