Helen's Story

EAST MACHIAS - Helen Emma (Boynton) Albee , 84, passed away Oct. 22, 2014 at Marshall Healthcare facility in Machias. She was born in Cutler April 29, 1930 the daughter of the late George and Agnes (Porter) Boynton.

She attended Washington Academy, where she was the Junior Prom Queen. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the family business. She also worked on the family farm, in the vegetable gardens, and raking blueberries She was an excellent cook, quilter, and seamstress. She loved music, playing guitar, singing, yodeling, and loved square dancing. She had a strong love for animals. She would ride the family work horses, enjoyed her dogs, and watching the birds.

Her biggest love was family, and how she loved Christmas gatherings and summer picnics. She would also enjoy her time going out to eat, as well as shopping. She was a member of the Jacksonville Grange, and was very active with the Girl Scouts.

Helen is survived by her sons, Reid of California; Gary and wife, Terri, and Neil and wife, Mary, both of Hadley's Lake; daughters, Jean Burns and husband, Steve of Hadley's Lake, and Deanna Stanhope and friend, Dale Preston of Bucks Harbor; eight grandchildren, Clint, Jesstine, Melinda ,Emily, Jacob , and Jessica Albee, Noelle Polly, Allen, Ryan and Shanna Stanhope; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Stanley and wife, Jane, William, and Leonard and wife, Louanne; she was also loved by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Francis in 2012, a sister, Mildred Laurine, and a grandson, Jamie Stanhope.

Her family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Marshall Healthcare in Machias for the wonderful care she received while there.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Oct. 25,2014 at McClure Funeral Home (corner of Charles and Drisko Streets) Machias. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at Hadley's Lake Cemetery, East Machias, with Pastor Gary Look officiating. A reception will follow at her daughter Jean's home, 130 Means Cottage Road, East Machias. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helens' name to the Girl Scouts or to the March of Dimes. Condolences and memories may be shared with the Albee family at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com
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