Mary R. Tyler died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Maine General Rehabilitation at Glenridge, Me.with her son John by her side. She was 93 and had formerly lived on Chappaquiddick for many years with her husband.

She was born on June 6, 1922 in Weston, the second of three children to John A. and Alice H. Remick. Mary was educated in the area schools and graduated from the Elliot Pearson School in 1942 (now part of Tufts). For her part in the war effort, she worked at a nursery school on a naval base in Oregon State.

After meeting her future husband in New Hampshire, the couple moved to Caribou, Me., where they were married on Jan. 7, 1953. While he worked at the under construction Limestone Airbase, Mary worked at J. C. Penney in Caribou. They had two sons, John and Henry, and after the project was completed in 1956, the family moved to Readfield.

An active homemaker, Mary was involved with many Readfield elementary school committees and was the volunteer secretary to the principal for a time. Other activities included being a founding member of the Ladies Limited Rifle and Pistol Club of Readfield, where she also started a junior rifle club, of which many of the local youths participated.

She was also the secretary for the first Hunters Safety Committee of Maine under then Gov. John Reed.

Mary was one of the early promoters of what is now the Readfield Beach. She, together with others, prevented the subdivision that was planned for that area.

The church was another special place for her. She led many a choir and committees over the years at the Readfield United Methodist Church. She and her husband served on the committee that raised and renovated the church and created Fellowship Hall. Many Christmas fairs were chaired by Mary and she remained a faithful member of the church until her passing.

After her sons were “launched,” Mary and John moved to Pimpneynouse Farm on Chappaquiddick to start the next chapter in their lives. The Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club, Trustees of Reservations (Cape Pogue) and the Federated Church of Edgartown all benefited from Mary’s efforts.

She and John enjoyed traveling to various places. After the traveling life slowed down a bit, they returned to Readfield to spend more time with their growing family. Mary enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and meeting her great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Glenridge for their support and care during Mary’s stay there.

She was predeceased by her husband John G. Tyler in May of 2009, a brother John A. Remick Jr., and a sister Dorothy Sargent.

She is survived by two sons; John W. Tyler and his wife Marjorie of Readfield and Henry M. Tyler and his wife Lynn of Huntersville, N.C..; four grandchildren, Margaret Tyler and her husband Stephen of Bern, Switzerland, Jane Rankin and her husband Michael of North Yarmouth, Andrea Tyler of Winthrop, and Daniel Tyler and his wife Angie of Groveland, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Jonah, Chloe and Riley; also nieces and nephews including Bruce and Pete Remick, Becky Dent, Sam and David Wilkins.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at the Readfield United Methodist Church at a later date and time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Readfield United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 286, Kents Hill, ME. 04349

Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, where condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at