BLUE HILL - Carrie B. Saunders, 101, died peacefully at her home, March 11, 2016, with family and friends by her side. She was born Dec. 24, 1914, in Penobscot, daughter of Arthur W. and Grace (Bowden) Perkins.
She married Malcolm Saunders in 1935 and resided in Blue Hill the remainder of her life. Carrie attended school in Penobscot. She worked throughout her life as a domestic helper and caregiver for several local families. Carrie enjoyed working in her flower gardens and keeping her lawn mowed, which she did well into her nineties. She also enjoyed cooking and sharing her recipes and knowledge with her family and friends. She was a faithful member of the Halcyon Grange, Blue Hill for over 75 years. She held the office of Treasurer for many of those years.
She is survived by a special nephew, Fletcher Perkins Jr. his wife Karen and their children, Sara and Joel, along with many nieces and nephews and their children. Carrie was predeceased by her parents and husband, and her brothers, Marshall, Leighton, Langdon, and Fletcher Sr.
A special thanks to her friends and family that helped her throughout her golden years.
A celebration of her life will be held on April 9, from 1-4pm at the Halcyon Grange, Blue Hill. Graveside services will be June 18, 2 pm at Seaside Cemetery, Blue Hill. Gifts in Carrie's memory may be sent to Halcyon Grange c/o Elise Shellhase, 347 Kingdom Rd. Blue Hill, Me 04614.
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