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FALMOUTH - Hope Harlow Moody, age 98, died in Falmouth, ME on July 16, after a long life. She was born January 19, 1917 in Old Town, Maine - the daughter of John Alfred and Josephine May (Berry) Harlow. Hope grew up in Old Town and attended local schools, graduating from Old Town High School in the class of 1935. Following high school she attended Colby College, then transferred to the Massachusetts General Hospital where she was graduated as a Registered Nurse in December of 1940.

On July 4, 1941, in Boston, she married Augustus D. Moody, of East Pepperell, MA.

During her working life Hope concentrated mainly on obstetrical nursing, working in Hospitals in Framingham, MA; Augusta, ME; and for many years at Eastern Maine General Hospital in Bangor.

After her retirement, Hope went on to provide special care to a number of elderly family members in New England. She lived in Cumberland, ME, for many years with her very best friend Mrs. Jean Olsen, who died in Millinocket in 2006.

A wonderfully caring, giving, and loving person, Hope is best remembered by her friends and relatives for her unfailing good humor and positive spirit. She loved to knit and her beautiful sweaters, scarves and mittens are worn with pride and love by many that she knew. Her last years were made far more interesting, meaningful and loving by everyone in the loving and highly professional environment at Sedgewood Commons. She will be missed and the world is a far less joyful place without her.

Hope is survived by her two children, Margaret Harris and her husband James Harris of Burlington, ME and Augustus J. Moody and his wife Diana Mills Moody of Trinity, FL and Harpswell, ME; three grandchildren, Amy Harris Dlugosz of Minneapolis, MN; Judith Harris of Portland, ME; and Carolyn Moody Sramek of Clearwater, FL; and two great grandchildren, Andrew G. Sramek and Ashley Hope Sramek of Clearwater, FL.

In continuation of her long orientation towards care and giving, Hope has proudly donated her remains for the use of the University of New England School of Medicine in its medical training programs. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held in the near future; the place and time will be announced on these pages. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the University of Maine School of Nursing in Orono or to the Alzheimer's Association.
Published on  July 18, 2015
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