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BANGOR, CALAIS, STANDISH and GRAY - Priscilla Worth Pyle, 94, of Gray and recently North Berwick, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2015, at Varney Crossing Nursing Care Center in North Berwick surrounded by family. Born in Hackensack, N.J., on December 13, 1920, to the late Charles Chandler and Florence Smith Worth, she grew up in Larchmont, N.Y., and summered in Sandy Point, Maine.

Priscilla was a legal secretary at the Bangor Court House, as well as a secretary at the University of Maine in Orono. A devoted volunteer, she served in roles as varied as membership on the Board of Directors at the Calais Regional Hospital and as Chair of the Friends of the Spaulding Memorial Library in Sebago.

Priscilla married the late Roy Fernald, Esq., of Winterport in 1942. Widowed at a young age, she raised her three children alone until her marriage to the late J. Wesley Pyle in 1960. Their 46 year marriage was lived in Bangor, Calais, Standish and Gray.

Priscilla was also predeceased by her grandson, Adam Worth Sherlock; sister, Florence Crandall; and son-in-law, Peter Heitmann. She is survived by her daughters, Priscilla Fernald Heitmann of North Berwick and Elizabeth Worth Pyle Sherlock and her husband, David, of Gray; son, Charles Worth Fernald of Marcellus, N.Y.; stepson, Robert Pyle of Northeast Harbor; niece, Worth Douglas of Brighton, Mass.; and grandchildren, Erik Heitmann, Justin Heitmann, Kyle Sherlock, Elena Sherlock, Elizaveta Sherlock, Nina Sherlock, Louisa Pyle and Patricia Johns. She also leaves behind great-granddaughters, Eva and Sidney Heitmann.

Remembered by her family as an avid reader, homemaker, cook and animal lover, as well as a gracious hostess, Priscilla, was cherished by all who knew her.

A service in celebration of her life will be held at Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road, Gray, Maine, on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Priscilla Pyle's memory may be made to the Gray Public Library Association, P.O. Box 1345, Gray, ME 04039, www.gplaofme.org.
Published on  February 3, 2015
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