Helen G. Vennie Oliver, 80, of Stonington, passed away peacefully August 15, 2016, at Courtland Rehab and Living Center in Ellsworth. Helen was born September 26, 1935, on Swans Island the daughter of Lawrence and Hildreth (Turner) Vennie.
As a young girl, she lived in Florida and New York with her parents while her Dad served in the military, until moving back to Stonington at the age of 12 to her beloved Sand Beach home. She graduated from Stonington High School, class of 1953. She was a cook at the Bridge End and a clerk at Burnt Cove Market, until she could no longer work due to poor health. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, talking on the phone to her lifelong friends, Sis, Lila, Olive, Jeannie and Faye. And we can't forget her favorite performer, the one and only, Elvis.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who loved her. She was predeceased in 1991 by her husband of 38 years, Lawrence M. Oliver Jr.; and her parents, Lawrence and Hildreth Vennie. She is survived by her children, Kevin, Kerry, Sherry and her husband, Don, and Kecia; grandchildren, Cody and his partner, Katie, Kiley and her husband, Ben, Kegan, Kelsy, Heith and Jeremiah; and great-grandchildren, Natalie, Hadley, Sawyer and Lillian.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, August 27, at the Community of Christ Church, Burnt Cove Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Island Medical Center in memory of Helen. Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at directcremationofmaine.com.