Mildred's Story

LINCOLNVILLE - Mildred C. Flagg, 90, widow of Thomas E. Flagg, died Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Tallpines in Belfast. Born in Norfolk, Massachusetts on March 1, 1925, she was the second daughter of William and Ethel (Fuller) Coathup. Her family moved to Lincolnville Beach when she was 9 ½ years old and she attended the one room school and later Camden High School graduating in 1941, the youngest in her class at the age of 16. During the summer months, Mildred worked as a waitress at the Beach Inn Restaurant and later at the Talbot-Stevenson Insurance Agency in Camden.

On July 22, 1944, she married Thomas E. Flagg in Belfast and lived in Lincolnville where she raised their four children.

In October 1961, Mrs. Flagg went to work for the U.S. Postal Service at Lincolnville Beach where she worked as a clerk for 10 ½ years, and was appointed Postmaster in Lincolnville Center in 1972, retiring on March 31, 1985.

Mrs. Flagg was a 50 year member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a 45 year member of the Mayflower Society. She was a descendant of the Mayflower pilgrims, Dr. Samuel Fuller, Francis Eaton, Isaac Allerton, John Tillie, John Howland, William Brewster, Stephen Hopkins and John Billington.

When Mildred was 10 years old, her grandmother (Gram Whalen) taught her to crochet, a craft she enjoyed all her life. She enjoyed making mittens, sweaters, afghans, doilies, and other items for family and friends. In her later years, she made and donated over 250 angels to the Hospice Unit at Waldo County Home Healthcare.

Mrs. Flagg was predeceased by her husband, Thomas E. Flagg, her son Thomas E. Flagg, Jr., sisters, Barbara Kobs, Nancy Duncan, Dorothy Collemer, and Edna MacFarland. Surviving are her three daughters, Ellen Garneau and husband, John, of Meredith, NH; Doris Weed and husband, Ken; Jane Jipson and husband, Dana, all of Lincolnville; five grandchildren, Kenneth Weed, Jr.; Steven Weed; Derek Welch; Craig Welch; and Trent Welch; a step-granddaughter, Jessica Krise; 15 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Winifred McMackin of Portland.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Lincolnville Volunteer Fire Dept., 493 Hope Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849 or to the Waldo County Home Health Care, 119 Northport Ave., Belfast, ME 04915. Condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.
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