Gertrude's Story

PLYMOUTH AND MALABAR, FL - Gertrude L. Kirkpatrick, 91, died June 6, 2014 at a Bangor hospital. She was born March 9, 1923 in Old Town, a daughter of Louis and Edna (Brown) Littlefield.

Gertrude graduated from Old Town High School and served in the U. S. Navy as a W.A.V.E. during World War II. She attended Husson College and worked at UMO, where she met her husband. They owned and operated 2 Norge Laundromats and dry cleaners, as well as 59 apartments in the Bangor area. She was a member of the UMO extension service and the Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church in Plymouth.

She is survived by 2 sons, Leon, Jr. "Gene" and wife Kathy of Bell-Nor, Missouri, John and wife Susan of Dedham; 5 daughters, Wanda and husband Donald Crowell of Malabar, FL, Hazel and husband Rev. Roger Poulin of Waterville, Lois Corey and Gene Cote of Scarborough, Doris and husband Alan Dall of Bangor, Paula and husband Kurt Rockafellow of Plymouth; 3 sisters, Bernice Cousins of Old Town and Southwest Harbor, Beatrice McCleary of Wisconsin, and Lois Gile of Eliot; 13 grandchildren, Troy Corey, Tamara Gonzalez, James Chichetto, Leon "Lee" Kirkpatrick III, Michael and Erik Bellandi, Justin and Ryan Kirkpatrick, Tabatha Caso, Jenn Mahaney, Amber Dall, Garrett and Aaron Rockafellow; and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Leon E. Kirkpatrick, Sr. on May 5, 2006.

Friends may call at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11th, at the Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church in Plymouth with the Rev. Bob Emrich officiating. Burial will be in the East Dover Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Piano Fund, c/o Mrs. Brenda Hopkins, Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church, P.O. Box 62, Plymouth, ME 04969. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
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