Elizabeth Brown Littlefield

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Elizabeth Brown Littlefield

January 28, 1926 - January 08, 2019

Brooks - Oldest Brooks resident, Elizabeth Brown Littlefield, (1/28/1926) died at Ross Manor, Bangor, on January 8, 2019 after suffering a stroke Dec. 12. She was the daughter of Lawrence Adrian and Eunice Cilley Brown of Monroe. She lived on a farm and attended Brooks schools. Betty married Franklin Littlefield 9/27/1946, when he returned from serving in the South Pacific (World War II).
After graduating from Morse Memorial (1943), she received a Bachelor's Degree from University of Maine (1947) and began a 25-year career teaching high school English in Bradford, Morse Memorial, and Mount View schools. She is remembered for coaching plays and prize speaking.
Betty's hobbies included reading, gardening, drying flowers, rug hooking and braiding. She authored the Brown and Cilley books. Franklin and Betty traveled throughout U.S. with daughter and husband, Stan and Andrea Lucien. However, her dearest place was her Rose Hill home.
A proud founder of the Brooks Historical Society (2003), Betty helped obtain the Pilley House from heir, Robert Elliot (2005). While President she wrote grants to fund improvements: furnace, UV windows, shingles, and materials for the post and beam barn (generously built by special friend Bud Menard).
Betty will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, and brothers Robert and Wilbur Allan Brown. She is survived by the following: daughter Andrea (Stan Lucien) and son Jon Littlefield; grandchildren Rebecca (John Colannino), Emily and Joshua Littlefield; great-grandchildren Nathan and Elizabeth Colannino; sisters Virginia (Tom Robertson), Joan (Tom Stephenson), Marsha (Philip Shibles), Marlene (Steve Wight), and "sister" Gail Bailey; numerous nieces and nephews. At Thanksgiving dinner 2018, 50 family members came to celebrate with Betty.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 19, 2pm, Brooks Congregational Church. Donations may be made to Brooks Historical Society, 71 Reynolds Rd, Brooks 04921.
Published on January 13, 2019
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RosaLee and Bob Loder
Jan 21, 2019
Betty was a very special cousin. We really felt lucky to visit with Betty on our last visit home. We will miss her and send along our love and sympathy to her family. Love you Betty RIP
Laverna Burns Small
Jan 19, 2019
Love her as my teacher for 4 years She was the best.
Sorry for your loss. RIP Betty
Leslie Jane Peterson
Jan 18, 2019
Heartfelt condolences to all of the family at this time of deep loss.
Erik, Sonja and Alex Grant
Jan 17, 2019
What a wonderful, long and loving life Betty was blessed with. She and her family the very people that makes Brooks such a special place. Gods peace and blessings to all of her family. She's now rejoined with Squint in the presence of our Lord.
Louie & Rae Hebert
Jan 17, 2019
Andrea, Stan, Marlene, family and friends of Betty, our hearts are with all of you at this time, as you lost a very precious loved one. May you be consoled by knowing that she was, and still is an inspiration to all of us who knew her well, or saw her once or twice in our life. She radiated love, devotion, class, kindness, caring and more. May you feel at peace remembering her.
jim and marie byrne
Jan 16, 2019
Jim and I extend our condolences to the family. we were so priveleged to have met her last year. To the family, it is never easy when it is time to say goodbye. She was an amazing women and it was such a wonderful legacy she has left behind
Jim and Marie Byrne
Jan 16, 2019
It is with deep sorrow that we extend our condolences . Jim and I were honored to have met her when she came to Florida last year . She was such a pretty lady, and I am amazed at her accomplishments. I sincerely so sor

ry for your loss, but what wonderful memories I know she has left you with and what a privelege to have her in your lives
Kathy and Ed Horniak
Jan 16, 2019
It has been a real privilege to know Betty and her amazing family. We are so grateful to have been a small part of your life. We will always remember your beautiful smile, warm nature, sharp intellect and humor, but most of all your love of your family, friends and community. You leave a huge hole in our hearts. God bless you. Our deepest condolences to your family.
Kathy L Van Allen
Jan 15, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Littlefield family.
Joyce Thompson
Jan 15, 2019
Sympathy to all of Betty's family and friends. She was a great lady and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. R.I.P.
Gail Suomi
Jan 15, 2019
I met Betty and Franklin when I was a child, as they were friends of my parents, Charlotte and Darrell Wildes. Later, I was a student in her English class at Morse. She taught me so much! More years went by. Then Wayne and I moves to Brooks, and we were neighbors with the Littlefields. She was a remarkable woman and always so friendly. I will miss her. My sympathy to all her loved ones.
Judith Grace
Jan 14, 2019
I think fondly of the time I spent teaching with Betty at Mt View. She was so kind and helpful to me when I was a just-out-of-college teacher.
She had such a positive attitude and seemed to make the best of any difficulties.
My condolences to those who will miss her gracious presence.
Judith Fernald Grace
Judy Brossmer
Jan 14, 2019
My first real encounter with Betty was when I found her by the roadside in Belfadt with a flat tire. I helped her get the help she needed and stayed with her till she got going. According to her reaction to that you'd of thought I was St. Judy. I was just happy to have come along at the right time. She was a great and lovely lady!
Joanny..
Jan 14, 2019
I hope she knew how much we loved her.
Eileen Ellis
Jan 14, 2019
What a very special privilege it has been to have had Betty in my life. I remember playing up on the hill with Jon when we were little, the ever present twinkle in Squint's eyes, and Betty's beautiful smile and laugh! I'm especially glad that my dad had such a wonderful woman to call his friend. My thoughts and love go out to the whole Brown/Littlefield family. Rest easy, Betty!! xox
George Godding
Jan 14, 2019
A wonderful women and teacher, lessons learned from her followed me all my life.
I 'll always remember playing Willy in the senior play she directed in 1959.
RIP Mrs. Littlefield
Lin Prescott
Jan 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Andrea and Stan and your family. She had a wide influence on a lot of children in her career. She lived a full life and will be missed by so many.
Richard & Joyce Chase
Jan 14, 2019
Betty was a special English teacher to us both. I remember telling her I did not know I would be married to her cousin Richard. We both thought of her as a wonderful person. Love you Betty. RIP.
Coralee & Dana Grass
Jan 14, 2019
She was a wonderful teacher, friend, neighbor. She had a wonder family. She kept a lot students in school because of her special way of communicating with the students. She will be missed by all who knew her. Prayer for her, her children and her sisters. We all love you Mrs. Littlefield.
Brenda Glidden Billings
Jan 14, 2019
Mrs Littlefield as I always knew her, was the sweetest person and teacher. God has blessed her with a great family and full life. Prayers for peace and comfort for the whole family.
Angela Arsenault
Jan 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet woman and a great treasure to her family. I wish I had been able to spend more time getting to know her.
marolyn lucien young
Jan 13, 2019
such a beautiful and interesting lady. I was so lucky to have known her. She was a Moxie lover and so am I so will think of her as I enjoy drinking it.
Kim Holmes
Jan 13, 2019
Marsha and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister.
Jerry & Rita Conner
Jan 13, 2019
We enjoyed visiting with Betty In Brooks and touring the Brooks Historical House.
barbara smith
Jan 13, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially my dear friend Marlene. Betty sounds like quite a gal, and I wish I had known her.