BAILEYVILLE - Audrey Mae Moreside, 87, passed away March 20, 2013, surrounded by her family in Bangor. Audrey was born May 15, 1925, in Baileyville, to Burleigh and Fannie (Flood) Perkins.
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She spent her childhood in Baileyville and graduated from Woodland High School, class of 1943. Audrey worked as a cashier for more than 30 years at the Woodland IGA where her good attitude and love of life didn't go unnoticed. Many of her customers were willing to wait a little longer so they could checkout with Audrey. She loved to laugh and loved her family; Audrey would often say, "I feel good today." She was a lifelong member of American Legion Auxiliary and a past member of Rebekah's. Audrey was an avid fan of basketball, being somewhat of a star herself in high school. She had enjoyed watching three of her grandchildren play, attending their games as her health would allow and cheering at the top of her lungs. One of Audrey's favorite things to do was dance. She loved the jitterbug and jumped at the chance to dance with anyone! She loved to go to the Wesley dances.
In addition to her parents, Audrey was predeceased by two sons, Carleton and Wayne Moreside; two sisters, Madeline Perkins and Winifred O'Neill; nephew, Gary O'Neill; and son-in-law, Carmen Comeau. She will be sadly missed by her three children, Deborah Howard and husband, Fred, David Moreside, and Donna Dereszewski, all of Baileyville; sister, Betty Marcum and husband, Curtis, of Weldon, Ill.; sister-in-law, Muriel Matthews; four grandchildren, Shawn Ross, Travis Dow, Jessica Moreside and Christopher Moreside; several nieces and nephews, and many special friends from Woodland Manor.
Visitation for Audrey will be held 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, where a memorial service will begin 2 p.m. The committal service will be held later in the spring at Baring Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on March 22, 2013