IDA's Story

SAINT ALBANS - Ida Mae Cayford (Connie) passed away peacefully on July 23, 2016, at a Bingham nursing home. She was born February 2, 1920, in St. Albans, a daughter of Wesley and Mary (Vicnaire) Frost.

Ida married Carl Cayford (deceased 1985) in Feb. 1938, and had three children, Ivan Cayford (deceased Jan. 2016), Edward Cayford (wife, Dinah) of Quality, KY and Sheila Cuevas of Galway, NY. She was a grandmother to six grandchildren, Carl Cayford (Tracey), Robert Cayford (Kendra), all of Brockton, Ma., Scot Cayford (Tonya) of Skowhegan, Diane Cayford (Ed) of Canaan, Trisha Basford (Mark) of Bernardston, Ma. and Monica (Shannon) Miskovich of Portage, MI. Ida was a great-grandmother to Christopher, Aaron, Jordan, Corey, Trevor, Travis, Manny, Goran, and Logan. She came from a large family and is survived by one brother, Wesley Frost, 99, of Bridgewater Corners, VT.

Ida was a caring mother, grandmother and role model to her family. Active all her life, she loved to garden, bowl, dance, ski and swim. Ida was a talented artist who painted from a realistic standpoint and her paintings can be found in homes of people she cared for. She was also an avid collector of antique bottles and coins.

Ida was an intrepid explorer, and would often jump into her car and take long, unplanned jaunts to the Maine coast and mountains. She traveled to many different states with her children--always intrigued by what might be around the next bend in the road wherever she roamed.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 13th at the Nutter Cemetery, Corinna. The family wishes to thank the staff at Somerset Rehab and Living Ctr. for the compassion and empathy shown in her last years. A special thanks is extended to Grace Rea.

Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
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