- Sophie A. Conklin, age 90, of Milo, passed away Saturday, Nov. 11 2017, after a brief illness with her four children around her.
She was predeceased by her husband of more than 60 years, Doug; one grandson, Dylan Lyford, who passed away in 2009; brother, Joseph Zywicki; and a sister, Helen Bruder. Sophie leaves behind two daughters, Cynthia Cronkhite of Livermore Falls and Susan Libby of Milo; and two sons, Douglas Conklin and Richard Conklin, both of Milo. Sophie had many grandchildren, including Heather Tyndall of Kinston, NC, Ryan Cronkhite of Livermore Falls, Val Hocking of Garland, Krista Gerrish of Corinna, Kevin Gerrish of Brownville Jct., AnnaJo Conklin and Miranda Sabine of Milo, Douglas Lyford of Hallowell, and Krystle and Spencer Leavitt of Garland and Milo. Sophie also leaves behind her special friend, Meg Wright of Orneville. Sophie was born and raised in Connecticut and has one surviving sibling, Mary Zywicki, in Shelton, Ct. In addition, she leaves behind her nephews, Mark and Eric Bruder, Stevie and Gary Traski and Tom Conklin in Milo; nieces, Lynn Traski and Kathy Genauracos of Connecticut; and many great-grandchildren, Seth, Ben and Ryan Hocking, Taylor, Nicholas and Logan Smith, Camden and Ryleigh Tyndall, Preston and Gannon Sabine, Brooklyn Leavitt and Harper Willis.
Sophie was an expert bowler and participated in leagues throughout her life. She worked as a CNA at Hibbard Nursing Home in Dover-Foxcroft. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend, and will be sorely missed.
A Celebration of Life will take place at the hall on Pleasant St. in Milo on Thursday, November
23, at 12 p.m., and a gathering will be held at the Milo Cemetery at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Dylan G. Lyford Memorial Scholarship Fund, care of PVHS, 48 Penquis Drive, Milo, ME 04463.
Published on  November 17, 2017