The Flowers of the Forest…In Memory of Our Friends
Michael Justin Little May 19, 1948, Caribou, Maine – October 1, 2021, Bucksport, Maine
Mike was the epitome of the Renaissance Man – a scholar and a farmer; a dancer (Scottish, Contra, Morris, Irish Set, and English), a carpenter; a musician, and a beekeeper; a book collector and an environmentalist; a fierce cribbage player and a top-notch birder, and so much more. Prior to his retirement for 10 years, he was the Executive Director at Island Heritage Trust in Deer Isle, Maine. He also worked at the Belgrade Lakes Association, Belgrade, Maine, and Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center in Brattleboro, Vermont.
He celebrated every May Day with bells on as a Morris Dancer in both Vermont and Maine; we all remember hearing his joyous “Hoot!” at parties and in classes. Mike and his wife Dawn brought Scottish Country Dancing to life in the Blue Hill Peninsula area & annually at the Highland Games. His loss will be felt profoundly by us all.
Mary Ann Kotros Aug 6,1949 – June 9, 2021
Mary Ann loved Scottish Country Dancing and was a member of the Brunswick and Kennebunk classes. She also participated in several local and international dance workshops.
In addition to her dancing, she enjoyed playing the Celtic harp and played with a small Celtic group at several St Andrews of Maine Society events.
Mary Ann taught for 38 years. Educating and advocating for students, especially those with special needs, was a lifelong commitment for her. She also dedicated her time for many years as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Libby Memorial Library in Old Orchard Beach.