Evelyn's Story

ELLSWORTH - Evelyn A. Vistica, 84, loving mother, grandmother and widow of Robert Vistica, passed away September 15, 2014, at her Bayside home. She was born on December 10, 1929, the daughter of the late Arthur Andersen and Gudrun (Ericksen) Andersen in Bronx, New York.

Evelyn spent part of her early childhood in Vik, Grimstad, Norway, until her family returned to the United States to reside in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Ft. Hamilton High School in Brooklyn and went on to work for Western Electric until she met the love of her life, Robert Vistica. They married in 1951 and moved to Maine in 1953. She and Robert worked together every day in their family business for over 33 years.

Evelyn is survived by her son, David M. Vistica of Arlington, Va.; granddaughter, Sarah B. Vistica of Arlington, Va.; sister, Grethe A. Richer and husband, Robert A. Richer of Horseheads, N.Y.; niece, Barbara R. Voigt and husband, Glenn Voigt, of Horseheads NY, and nephew, Mark E. Ricker and wife, Sandra J. Richer, of Beaver Dams NY; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert M. Vistica, August 28, 1985; and her daughter, Judith Vistica Miller, March 31, 1995.

Funeral service will be Saturday, September 27th at noon at the Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Ellsworth. A private burial will be at the family lot at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, September 26th from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who desire to make memorial contributions to the Cancer Support Center of Maine, 147 Main St., Bucksport, ME 04416. Arrangements provided by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
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