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Hilda Mae Townsend

Date of Death: September 28, 2014

Date of Birth: July 21, 1933


Hilda Mae (McPhail) Townsend, 81, of Lewiston, Maine passed away on Sept. 28th, 2014 after a brief illness.

She was born in Perry, ME on July 21st, 1933, the daughter of Frank Albert and Bertha Mae (Seeley) McPhail.

Hilda attended Perry Elementary School, and graduated in 1950 from Shead Memorial High School in Eastport.

She was briefly employed by the Eastport Sentinel, and for several years at the Law Office of Oscar Whalen.

On June 1st, 1962, Hilda married Robert L. Townsend of Eastport. After a few years, they settled in Lewiston, where they spent 47 years. She then worked at Berman and Simmons Law Office in Lewiston until her retirement.

Hilda and Bob spent several winters in Zephyrhills, FL where she enjoyed bingo, music concerts, and yard sales as well as many friends from the US and Canada at Sleepy Hollow’s Park One.

Hilda attended the Congregational Church in Perry for several years, then attended the congregational churches in in Waterford, Maine and in Zephyrhills.

Hilda was predeceased by her parents; her sisters Beatrice Theriault and Edna McPhail; brother Emery; nephews Ray Theriault and Douglas McPhail; and her niece Helen McPhail.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; nieces Doris Verrill of New Hampshire, Janet McPhail and her husband Lewis of Perry, ME, and Patricia Cline and her husband Warren of Franklin, NH; nephews Richard McPhail and wife Nancy of Dayton, ME, Harold McPhail of Perry, Ernest McPhail and wife Frances of Northfield, NH, and William McPhail of Rumford, Maine; many grand nieces and nephews; and many special friends. She will be missed very much by her cat, Happy.

Committal services will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner Street Auburn, Maine at 10 am on Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hilda’s memory to the Perry Church Building Fund, Perry Congregational Church, ATTN Treasurer, 773 US Route 1, Perry, Maine 04667.

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