Governor Paul LePage has ordered all State of Maine flags in Presque Isle to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday in honor of former State Representative Mary MacBride, who died Sunday at the age of 100

Born on May 11, 1916 in Blaine, Maine, MacBride was the daughter of Stetson and Gladys Hussey. She graduated from Wheaton College in 1939.

After her husband, Milt, died in 1975, she ran for the Maine House of Representatives from Presque Isle, serving 16 years. While serving in the legislature, she championed any cause she believed would better The County and the district she represented, the governor's office said in a press release on Wednesday.

According to her family, she loved discussing all the issues of the day, and it was a great feeling of satisfaction to her to serve the people of Presque Isle, Aroostook County and the State of Maine.

In 1979, she was honored by Beta Sigma Phi Society as "Lady of the Year;" in 1983, she was selected by the Bangor Daily News as one of the 10 most outstanding women in Northern and Eastern Maine; and she was selected as one of the 12 outstanding women in Aroostook County by Maine Centers of Women.