Augusta's Story

ORONO - Augusta Leona Francis Coombs, age 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2015. She was a special person in our lives and will always be in our hearts. Leona was born in Corea, Maine, on June 5, 1921, a daughter of the late Guy Francis and Mura (Crowley) Francis.

She attended school in a one-room school house in Corea, ME. She was a graduate of the Higgins Classical Institute of Charleston. Also, she attended the Fisher Business College in Boston, MA. Leona resided in Boston and quickly became the #1 fan of the Boston Redsox and the Celtics. For most of her career, she was an office manager for Honeywell. Later on, she retired and moved back to her home state, Maine.

Survivors include her brother, Arnold S. Francis of Steuben, ME; nieces and nephews, Leona (Sis) Williams, Steve Francis and wife, Laura, of Boothbay Harbor, Susan Tardift and husband, Randy, of Lisbon, Arnold (Gus) Francis and wife, Kim, of Steuben, Marion (Mimi) Alley and Lawrence Jr. (Larry) of Hancock; many great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 26 years, Robert Coombs; older sister, Doris Williams; nephew,Wayne Williams; and older brother, Wilson Francis

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home in Ellsworth, ME.
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