Jeannette Lee Candage
Apr 24, 1924 - Feb 9, 2017
- Jeannette Lee Candage, 92, died February 09, 2017, at her apartment at Parker Ridge Retirement Community, Blue Hill. She was born April 24, 1924, in Portland, daughter of Evilyn V. and John Nash.
Jeannette earned a business certificate from Beals College in Bangor. She then went to Washington, DC, and worked for several years during WWII. After returning to Maine she met Rufus and they were married on May 25, 1946. Together they opened Candage Hardware & Supply in 1958. Jeannette was Town Clerk for Blue Hill for thirty five years. She served on the Board of Trustees for George Stevens Academy of which she was the Chairman for nine years. She enjoyed teaching and doing many arts and crafts during her retirement.
She is survived by son, John and wife Annette of Blue Hill; grandsons, Robert Joseph and wife Kristy of Blue Hill, Christopher John and wife Kateri of Bucksport; niece, Merideth Colwell Shea and husband Thomas; nephews, Charles Colwell and wife Mimi and family, George Colwell and wife Brenda and family. She was predeceased by her husband Rufus; and sister, Vivian Colwell of Hancock.
A service of remembrance will be held 2:00 p.m., February 17, 2017, at the South Blue Hill Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Jeannette's memory may be made to the South Blue Hill Cemetery Association, P O Box 633, Blue Hill, ME 04614.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 49 Main St., Blue Hill.
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