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HOULTON - Helen Hatfield Cunliffe, 102, peacefully passed away Aug. 8, 2015 while a resident at Madigan Estates. She was born Jan. 6, 1913 in New Limerick, the daughter of Charles (Jon) and Carrie (Morrison) Hatfield.

After the death of her parents in 1917, Helen was brought up by her grandparents Willard and Amanda Hatfield of New Limerick. She was married to Ray Cunliffe and during the period that he was the proprietor of Cunliffe's Homelite Shop, she was his support and bookkeeper. Helen was a devoted and loving wife, wonderful mother and grandmother. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family, decorating her home, cooking and playing cards with the ladies of her canasta club. She was a member of the Military Street Baptist Church.

Helen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Ronald Henderson of Orient; her daughter-in-law Regina Cunliffe of Smyrna; four grandchildren Beth Ann McLellan and her husband Mike of Derry, NH, Robert Lloyd of Alton, Julie Martin and her husband Scott of Sanford, FL, Randy Henderson and his wife Marsha of Newport; five great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren; a special cousin Marjorie Crockett, a special friend David Moore; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Ray, her daughter Patricia Lloyd, her son Roger Cunliffe, her son-in-law Hudson "Leigh" Lloyd, her granddaughter LeeAnn Wilcox, her great granddaughter Jessica Nickerson, two brothers Kenneth and Ora Hatfield. Many thanks for the compassionate care given to Helen at Madigan Estates and the dedication of her special frineds Winnie Briggs and Louise Grant who faithfully visited her and played cards with her.

Graveside services will be held 2:00PM Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 in the New Limerick Cemetery with Rev. Randall Burns officiating. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made payable to the Military Street Baptist Church or the charity of one's choice c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com
Published on  August 10, 2015
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