Nellie's Story

HERMON AND HOLDEN - Nellie J. Guptill, 84, wife of the late Elwin "Bud" Guptill, died June 26, 2016, at her daughter's home in Holden. She was born June 4, 1932, in Bangor, the daughter of Arthur H. and Fannie M. (Murphy) Nason.

Nellie was a 1950 graduate of Bangor High School and worked for W. T. Grant as a buyer in women's apparel and fabric for 20 years. She was a dedicated homemaker and seamstress. She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting and gardening.

Nellie is survived by her daughter, Lori E. Proulx and her husband, Tim of Holden; one granddaughter, Brittany Adams and her husband, Ben of Blue Hill; two great-grandchildren, William and Jacob; two sisters, Kathryn "Kitty" Cotton and her husband, Wilbur of Eddington and Patricia Smith of Waldoboro; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, A. Frank Nason.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Union Street, Hermon with Pastor Garnett Chute presiding. A reception will immediately follow at the Hermon Baptist Church.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. Memories and messages may be shared with her family friends at kileyandfoley.com.
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