MILLINOCKET - Elizabeth G. "Betty" Ferland, 86, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015, at a Bangor hospital, with family at her side. She was born July 19, 1929, in Millinocket, the daughter of Harry and Hazel (Taylor) Oliver.
Betty grew up in Millinocket and was a graduate of Stearns High School. She worked at the Millinocket Shopping Plaza in the main department store through it's many owners - W.T. Grant's, Woolworth, Woolco and Ames. Betty enjoyed playing bingo and was an avid enthusiast of any card game. She and her group of friends at Stearns Assisted Living spent many happy hours playing card games in recent years. Betty also enjoyed spending time with and hearing about the activities of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who will miss her dearly.
She is survived by three children, James Ferland and his wife, Verna, of Sidney, Nancy Pineau of Casa Grande, Arizona, and Debra Dicentes and her husband, Joel, of Millinocket; six grandchildren, Michelle Warguleski and her husband, Chris, George Ferland and his wife, Chris, Scott Pineau and his wife, Vicki, Cori Farmer and her husband, Chris, Karen Tinkham and her husband, Ronnie, and Sam Dicentes and his wife, Amanda; thirteen great-grandchildren, Miranda, Chelsea, Georgie, Nicholas, Christopher, Alex, Xavier, Zachary, Aiden, Andrew, Nicholas, Olivia and Ryan; two sisters and best friends, Connie Jandreau of Millinocket and Georgina Moore of Medway; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Betty will also be missed by a special nephew, Wayne Ferland, who always looked in on and paid special attention to her. In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband, George L. Ferland; and a brother, Lawrence Oliver.
Friends are invited to visit with the family 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 19, at Millinocket Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Given officiating. Gifts in memory of Betty may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.