MOUNT VERNON - Maxine Edwards, 70, died Friday Dec. 28, 2012, at her home. Maxine was born Dec. 18, 1942, in Greenville, daughter of William and Phyllis (Tompkins) Ryder.
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She grew up in Greenville and graduated from Greenville High School in1961. She attended IBM Business School, Portland, and then returned to Greenville. She,married George Edwards, in 1963 and they lived at Pittston Farm for four years where,George was a Maine game warden. She and George moved to Mount Vernon where they raised their children and were an active part of their community. Maxine held a variety of jobs, but her work as a case worker for Uplift was the most fulfilling and rewarding to her. She had a kind and generous heart and was always helping and taking care of others, often sending secret gifts to those in need. She spoke her mind freely and truthfully and loved deeply and unconditionally. She was the life of the party and will be remembered for her love of life and people. She was a great friend to many.
She was predeceased by her son, Billy, in 1972; and husband, George, in 2009. She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Rebecca Hooper and husband, Stephen, of Vienna, and Amy Edwards and significant other, Chris Osgood, of New Vineyard; granddaughters, Taylor Berry of New Vineyard and Clarissa Hooper of Vienna; and many friends of all ages.
Friends and relatives are invited to an informal gathering to celebrate Maxine's life 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at her home, 262 Belgrade Road, Mount Vernon. Memorial donations may be made in Maxine's memory to Mount Vernon Rescue, 6 Belgrade Road, Mount Vernon, ME 04352; or Franklin county Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, ME 04938. Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 1, 2013