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Margaret Pulliam

1928 - 2021


Margaret W Pulliam, 92, of Damariscotta and Islesboro, Maine, died on March 14, 2021 at her home in Damariscotta surrounded by family. 

Margaret was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on August 11 1928, and spent her childhood in Marblehead before attending Fryeburg Academy in Maine for high school. It was while at Fryeburg that she met her first husband, George S. Nevens of Damariscotta.  After high school, Margaret attended Syracuse University before marrying George, and pursuing a life and career as an art teacher and mother to three boys, Gregory (deceased), George “Sandy” and Alexander. 

Margaret spent the majority of her working years at Oldfields School in Glencoe, Maryland, teaching art and assuming all responsibilities as the spouse of the Head of School. Shortly after leaving Oldfields, George died after a difficult battle with cancer.  

In 1982, Margaret married her second husband, Richard E. Pulliam of Islesboro, Maine. Richard was retired from advertising and spent the majority of his time painting for pleasure and traveling.  Margaret felt very fortunate to have found Richard so late in life, and they enjoyed 27 years of traveling, entertaining and spending time with family until Richard’s death in 2009. 

Margaret had spent her final years living at her home in Damariscotta, near family and friends. She is survived by her sons, Sandy and Alexander Nevens; as well as her five grandchildren, Sam, Tory, Hannah, Margaret and Maia. 

There will be a celebration of her life at a later date on Islesboro, where she will join both George and Richard at their final resting place. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society or to a local hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.  Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting:




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Jane Farley Simonds

April 2, 2021 8:53 PM

I am sad to hear of Marg’s passing. Quite often bumped into her at the Waterfront scarfing down a plate oysters.
George and Marg were great friends of ours in my teen years. George taught me in 6th grade and then took me into Oldfields School 1961 when here became headmaster. I will always be indebted to them. They believed in me and gave me a chance! Bless their hearts.

Liz and Les Clifford

March 27, 2021 10:30 AM

Sandy and Alex,  
      Liz and I were saddened to hear of Marg's passing.  George hired us straight out of Bowdoin in 1974, and your parents were larger than life figures for us during the early stages of our teaching career.  As I sit here this morning, my memory is flooded with times when Marg's laughter would fill a room as she was holding court . . . whether that was in her living room, the school dining room, or her art room.  Please know that we are holding you, and your families, in the light . . . be good to yourselves as you begin to move forward.  Peace, Liz and Les Clifford

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