Pauline's Story

CAMBRIDGE, NEWPORT AND DEXTER - Pauline L. (Deering) Sawyer, 93, passed away November, 13, 2014 at a Dexter healthcare facility. "Polly" was born in Harmony on November 10, 1921, one of seven children of Carroll and Bessie (Lacey) Deering, and graduated from Harmony High School. She was married to Donald L. Sawyer.

Polly was the Postmistress in Cambridge for many years. She was very involved with her family and remained dedicated to her four sisters. She was always active in her local church, first at Cambridge Baptist and later, at Calvary Baptist in Newport. Polly loved working with children and was active in the Pioneer Girls program.

She is survived by her only daughter, Diane April of Tarrytown, New York; 2 sisters, Carolyn Reed of Harmony and Ruth Post of Cambridge. In addition she leaves behind many nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald; two brothers, Francis and Donald Deering, and two sisters Dorothy Rowell and Barbara Hume.

A graveside committal service will be held in the spring at Cambridge Memorial Garden with Pastor George Finnemore officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Avenue, Portland ME 04101. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
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