- Edna M. (Paul) Blood passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was born September 12, 1931 in Appleton, the daughter of Raymond and Helen (Esancy) Paul.
Edna grew up in Appleton and Belfast, was actively involved in 4-H and graduated from Crosby High School Class of 1950. After spending a year at the University of Maine in Orono, she married and started raising her six children. She was an amazing seamstress, managed Jed's Restaurant in Belfast for 25 years, and finished out her working years for the Duval family at Robbins Brothers Fuel.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Robert A. Murphy, Jr., a grandson, Brian Maresh, and sisters-in-law, Delma Paul and Carol Allen and brother-in-law, Maurice Blood. She is survived by her husband, Stanley Blood, brother, Raymond D. Paul, Sr., her children, Angela Gradie, Valerie Martin, Catherine Reynolds, Teresa Murphy, Michael Murphy and their spouses. She had twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, sisters-in law Veronica Clements and Barbara Blood and brothers-in-law Clayton Blood and Leroy Blood. She leaves behind many good friends.
In honor of Edna's wishes, please join us for a celebratory breakfast on September 23rd anytime between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. at Waldo County Shrine Club in Belfast. A private family burial will be held later. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Children's Programming at the Waldo County YMCA, 157 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast, ME 04915.
Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.
Published on  September 16, 2017