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Saima Hirvela

Date of Death: May 1, 2013

Date of Birth: June 14, 1927


Saima Hirvela, 86, of Augusta, passed away on May 1st, 2013 at Glenridge Nursing Home in Augusta Maine. She was born June 14th, 1927 in Hoboken, NJ to parents Frank and Sanelma Palmros.

She worked many years and held many jobs. She worked at Medomak Canning, Lipman Poultry and Health Tex. She was a member of North Nobleboro Baptist Church.

Saima enjoyed country music, sewing, knitting, cooking and baking her Finnish braided Nisu bread. She also loved gardening. She planted flowers every spring. Cosmos, Pansies, Hollyhocks, and Phlox all came up for her.

Saima lived to be 86 years of age and was currently living at Glenridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Facility and was very well cared for.

She was predeceased by her parents, as well as her husband Ahti O. Hirvela who passed away in April of 1979.

Saima leaves behind her daughter Linda Marie, and husband William A. Leigh Dr.;  a granddaughter Sally Marie and her husband David Teele; a grandson William A. Leigh Jr.; and two great grandchildren Ashleigh Marie and Forrest David Teele.


A private interment ceremony will be held at Highland Cemetery in Jefferson at a later date.


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