Theresa Ruth Ellsworth Thurlow-Edwards

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Theresa Ruth Ellsworth Thurlow-Edwards

April 24, 1942 - August 04, 2018

Lincoln Theresa Ruth Ellsworth Thurlow-Edwards passed peacefully at home on August 4, 2018. She is survived by her husband, John S. Edwards; her three children; daughter, Kimberly Curtis; son, Ralph Thurlow and his wife, Ellen Thurlow and her daughter, Robin Thurlow and her longtime domestic companion, Kelley Ramsey; two granddaughters, Leigh Thurlow and Jessica Curtis-Hellum; and two great-granddaughters, Maddie and Khloe. She is also survived by her brother, Raymond "Skip" Ellsworth and his wife, Tina; her sisters-in-law, Sherry Ellsworth, Lorraine Ellsworth, and Genesta Cartinio; and brother-in-law, Gordon Thurlow and his wife, Sharon; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joe Thurlow; domestic associate, Stan McKenney; her mother, Marjorie Young Libby; stepfather, Ralph Libby; brothers, Robert Ellsworth, Neil Cartinio; brother-in-law, Alan Thurlow; sister-in-law, Lois Thurlow; and her son-in-law, John Curtis.
Theresa was a strong, kind, compassionate, and independent woman. She worked at a store in Enfield for a number of years. She became a real estate agent and appraiser before she found her true calling in public service for the town of Enfield. She was a code enforcement officer for the town of Enfield from 1986 to June 30, 2018 and also served several surrounding communities as a code enforcement officer and plumbing inspector. She was the town manager for the town of Enfield from 2000 to 2018. She served on the school board and hospital board. She spent many years protecting Cold Stream Pond and doing additional duties for the town. She loved the town of Enfield and its people and was generous with her time and funds. Her wit and humor are legendary and her honesty always let you know where you stood with her. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and family. She retired June 30, 2018 and was looking forward to traveling with her husband, tending her garden, and may other interests.
There will be a committal service at Park Street, Lincoln, Maine Cemetery on August 10, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Enfield Fuel Fund or the Lincoln Food Cupboard.
Published on August 8, 2018
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Violet Dube-Moody Acres Away Realty
Aug 10, 2018
Theresa will be missed by all local Realtors. She went above and beyond to get us the answers we needed. A huge loss to the town of Enfield.
Cate Kennedy Marsden
Aug 10, 2018
I knew Theresa only a matter of minutes before I knew it come to love her and I did. She was real, honest, strong, fair, look and a power House of a personality. She recently hired me to be her Beach manager for Morgans Beach here in Enfield for the summer, and told be she knew from the start I was the "one for the job". She believed in me to do a good job for the Town because she always wanted only the BEST for our little town.
I send my deepest condolences to her husband John who I know how much she loved him, and to Theresas' children and grandchildren who she just totally adored.
May the peace that transcends understanding be upon all of you for her sake.
would, prayers and thanks I
...give to each of you for sharing your truly amazing wife and mother and grandmother with the rest of us mere mortals who was fortunate enough to orbit in her universe.
May God be near you in your unspeakable time of grief.
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Beth Shorey
Aug 09, 2018
Theresa was a great force and used her strong will and personality to do so much good. She was a fierce and dedicated friend and had a powerful love for the people in her life.

If Theresa and Ma have found each other, to be sure they are laughing and entertaining others. Just like they did on earth.

I admired the close friendship she shared with my mother, Doris Shorey. They were quite a pair.
Bill Lawrence
Aug 09, 2018
To John and family members, I give my condolences. Theresa has been a friend and mentor of mine for the past several years. I will miss her advice which was always blunt and straight forward. She would never tell you wanted to hear but the way it was. I will miss that! The greatest gift you can give anyone is to have an impact in their lives and Theresa you impacted mine. Job well done!

Bill & Kathy Lawrence
Aug 09, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with you. Theresa was a one of a kind person for sure. Her children and grandchildren will carry this trait on. I am so thankful to have had the many years of family time together.
Arlene tanous-McCracken
Aug 08, 2018
CSP has lost a great advocate!
Theresa went above and beyond the call of duty for the town of enfield. Her expertise and kindness will be sadly missed. God bless her entire family, Arlene Tanous - McCracken
Arlene tanous-McCracken
Aug 08, 2018
CSP. Has lost a # 1advocate. Her knowledge , expertise and kindness will be missed . She was the" to go person "on so many Lake house issues. If Theresa didn't the answer she knew who did. A very sincere and dedicated worker. God bless her whole family. Sincerely , Arlene Tanous-McCracken ans family.
Marion Morrison’s and family
Aug 08, 2018
Fly with the angels and sore You will be missed my friend
Marion morrison and family
Aug 08, 2018
Fly with the angels our friend you will be missed
Pete Kennedy
Aug 08, 2018
Theresa was one of the first people I met when I came to Enfield 30 plus years ago. There was something special about her- her humor, honesty, warmth. She had a great relationship with my mother. When she and John would visit she always brought up reminiscences of my mother. Her wedding to John was a wonderful event and she seemed extremely happy. I will think of her often and miss her very much, her laughter and sense of humor.
Peggy Daigle
Aug 08, 2018
Theresa was a great friend to me and my husband, Maurice. I will never forget her and will miss her more than words can express.
Kimberly Curtis
Aug 08, 2018
To whom ever composed this obituary she did not pass away peacefully she suffered to the end I should know I was her. Also Stan McKenney was a part of our family for many years not a (Domestic associate ) he and my mother had many happy times with family and traveling.
Aug 08, 2018
robin and family, so sorry for your loss. I liked your mom a lot. she will be missed by many.
Dennis and Marsha Sanborn. Cold Stream Pond.
Aug 08, 2018
Dennis worked with her for many years around the pond doing soil tests. Great Lady. She will be fondly remembered.
Lee Honey
Aug 08, 2018
Kim and Jess, my sincere condolences during this time. Your mother will always be in your hearts. I will be thinking of you in the coming days.
Edna and Myron Doane
Aug 08, 2018
Theresa was a good friend to both Myton and I. We shared many good times together. We certainly will miss you. Rest in peace sweet lady.
Karen Ellsworth
Aug 08, 2018
Rest in Peace Aunt Tess.
You will be missed.
April A Fogg
Aug 08, 2018
My condolences and prayers for all the family during these days. Remember the good memories. God Bless