PRESQUE ISLE - Christine B. Philbrick, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep Jan. 23, 2013, at her residence. She was born Dec. 6, 1918, in Van Buren, the daughter of Edward and Marie (Lebel) Tardif.
Christine was a devoted wife and mother. She loved to play bingo, cards, and do puzzles. She was an avid reader.
She is survived by two sons and their wives, Jonathan and Cindy Tardif of Lincoln and Paul and Deb Philbrick of Woodstock, New Brunswick; three daughters and their husbands, Patricia and Robert Abbott of Mechanic Falls, Sandra and Mike Bragdon of Presque Isle and Judy and Russ Bouchard of Presque Isle; a sister, Theresa Reffett of Winchester, Ky.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Christine was predeceased by her husband, Lendell E. Philbrick, in 1997; three brothers, three sisters; and a great-grandson, Mason Bartley, in 2007.
Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday, Jan. 26, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle, where a memorial service will be held 11 a.m. with the Very Rev. Jean Paul Labrie officiating. Spring interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to Central Aroostook Humane Society, 26 Cross St., Presque Isle, ME 04769 or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com