Anita L. Birmingham, of 38 Pleasant St., Patten, died on August 16, 2016, at Fallbrook Woods in Portland. Anita was born in Stacyville, on June 30, 1936, one of seven children loved and raised by the late Chester and Winona (Hanson) Birmingham.
She grew up with her siblings on a farm in Patten. Anita enjoyed life on the farm and she was always available to care for her younger siblings by drawing pictures or playing the piano while we sang. She became a second mother to all of us. Anita graduated from Patten Academy and then moved to Portland. She worked at J.E. Gould for more than 25 years. Anita began her career at the Data Processing Manager and after 10 years and further education; she was promoted to Office Manager/Data Processing Manager. Later she was promoted to Administrative Vice President, VP of M.I.S. and Corporate Auditor. Anita was a very active member of The Assembly of God Church at 243 Cumberland Ave. in Portland. She played the piano for church services, served as Sunday School Supt. and supervised Bible School session for two weeks in the summer.
Anita was predeceased by her parents, Chester and Winona Birmingham; her brother, Wayne Birmingham and his first wife, Helen, and his second wife, Barbara; a niece, Tina Birmingham, a nephew, Wayne Birmingham Jr.; two great-nephews, Tyler Woodsome and Gary Nealey Jr. (2E); and a brother-in-law, the Rev. Bernard Hinman. She is survived by her brother, John Birmingham and wife, Mari, of Patten; sisters, Sherry Woodsome and husband, Alton, of North Waterboro, Louise Guptill and husband, Robert, of Patten, Maureen Guerin of Veazie and Peggy Hinman of Portland; also by several nieces, nephews, their children and their grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Patten Cemetery in her hometown of Patten. She will be laid to rest with other family members who have entered into eternal peace. In lieu of flowers or donations of money, please honor Anita's memory by going to church as a family. The Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, Alfred, is respectfully handling arrangements. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.autumngreenfuneralhome.com.