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Olga E. Edwards

Date of Death: May 16, 2016

Date of Birth: August 7, 1926


Olga E. Edwards, age 89, died early Monday, May 16, 2016, after a heart attack Sunday night, attended by several family members.

She was born on August 7, 1926 in Woodstock and lived her entire life in Maine.  She was the youngest of 6 children of Antti and Anna Pulkkinen who emigrated from Finland in 1914.

In 1945, Olga married Richard Edwards. She was a housewife and mother, but she also worked at shoe shops, and at Auburn Nursing Home doing laundry and as a care companion to elderly ladies.

Some of Olga’s favorite things to do were going blueberrying, traditionally on her birthday, and hearing the first spring peepers and summer whippoorwills.  She kept her mind active with puzzles, word searches, etc. as well as loving her family.

She was predeceased by her parents, 5 older brothers and sisters, Lylli, Hilja, Gertrude, Eino, & Wilho; her husband Richard and her son David.

Surviving her are her  5 children; Nancy Pringle & husband Ralph of Buckfield, John Edwards of Auburn, James Edwards & his wife Mary Helen of Naylor, GA, Patricia Gimmi of Elizabethtown, PA, Sandra Trundy & her husband Philip of Buckfield, her sister-in-law Iris Pulkkinen, 3 neices, 2 nephews, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; as well as extended family in Finland.

Friends and family are invited to visiting hours on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 6 – 8pm at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston.  The Funeral service will held on Thursday, May 19th at 4pm at Funeral Alternatives, followed by interment at North Auburn Cemetery, Skillings Corner Rd, Auburn

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