Loretta F. Mayhew


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Cherryfield - Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend Loretta F. Mayhew, 75 passed away July 9, 2019, at home with her husband by her side, after a brief illness. She was born September 4, 1943, the daughter of Lawrence and Caroline (Whitten) Stanwood. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Carl of Cherryfield; three children, Steve Palmer and wife Tammy of Isleford, Kimberly Smith and husband Tony of Cherryfield, Melissa Hicks and Adam of Derry, NH; 10 grandchildren, Johnny, Erin and husband Erik, Corey and wife Jordan, Blake and wife Seaira, Hayden and wife Becca, Haley and husband David, Kyle, Adison, Linnea and Drew; 11 great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Emma, Charlotte, Wyatt, Paisley, Emery, Uriah, Bria, Audrina, Everett and Rowan. She was also blessed to have a special niece, Christine Corro, who was very dear to her. Loretta had many life-long friends; Janet (Parritt) Woodard and husband Dale, Betty and Roy Engstrom, past and present teachers of Narraguagus High School and many more special people who came into her life through snowmobiling, camp, kids and community. There will be an Open House on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the home that Carl and Loretta had built together and raised their family at 129 Park Street, Cherryfield.
Although our hearts are heavy, we are comforted by the unending love and care we have all received from her. These words of wisdom from Loretta were found jotted down on a notepad ...Be Positive! Be Happy! Let go of the past. Concentrate on what you can do, not what you can't. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Milbridge.
Published on July 10, 2019
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Barbara Smith McHatton
Jul 13, 2019
Carl, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Priscilla tracy
Jul 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady
Katherine Mayo-Reese
Jul 12, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. Hold on to all the memories and each other.
Brenda Beal
Jul 11, 2019
Dear Carl and family, my heart felt condolences to you all. Loretta was such a great woman, who will be missed. My God comfort you during this difficult time.
Andy Santerre
Jul 11, 2019
Carl, Kim, Missy and your extended family’s. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this very sad time. Loretta has been in my life for most of my 50 years. She was my neighbor, my teacher, my friends mom, but most of all she was a great friend to me and my family. She was always there for me and I loved her like a sister, as she always encouraged me to do what made me happy! I’m grateful to have known such a great woman and will miss her smile and laugh so much. God bless you all. Andy, Sue, Sara, and Sami
Rita Kennedy Brown
Jul 11, 2019
Mr. Mayhew and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.
Rita Kennedy Brown
Jul 11, 2019
Mr. Mayhew and family, I am so sorry for your loss of your dear wife, mother, grandmother,etc. I am praying for God to put His loving arms around you all and give you the peace that only He can give.
Cindy Gushee
Jul 11, 2019
I was saddened to read Loretta's obituary. She was a dear friend to me and a wonderful co-worker. Prayers to her family.
Representative Robert and Hazel Aleylley
Jul 11, 2019
So so very sorry to hear of our friends passing... as I read the note I could picture and hear her saying it..we loved this lady and will cherish the times we had with her and Carl...may God be with you all as you adjust somewhat to living without her❤❤❤
Kathy Stoddard
Jul 11, 2019
Carl, So sorry to hear of your loss.
Truena Rankin
Jul 11, 2019
My sincere condolences to Carl and the whole family of Loretta! Thoughts and prayers are with you all
Karen (Openshaw) Longevin
Jul 11, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Loretta. She was a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Lillian Foss
Jul 10, 2019
May the Lord comfort Carl & all the family in the loss of Loretta. I felt so sorry when I heard about this. May you all find comfort in the memories of her.
Nancy Burgess
Jul 10, 2019
Kim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers at this time.
Laurie Lee
Jul 10, 2019
My heart goes out to Carl and the family. May you find strength at this difficult time from the love and support of family and friends. ♥️
~ Laurie ~
Maria Wight ( Hall)
Jul 10, 2019
So very sorry to hear about Loretta she was a very special lady. I have very fond memories of her and will truly miss her. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers 💗
Mary L. Smith
Jul 10, 2019
She is now an angel from above watching over her family. Never forgotten and will be with all in heart every day /thoughts also.
Warren and Velma Orcutt
Jul 10, 2019
No words can express the shock we received upon hearing of Loretta’s passing. She is was a beautiful woman inside and out, and very well respected in the community. I used to see her picking up Bria at Nursery School when I picked up Presley. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. You have many beautiful memories of the time spent with Loretta.
Susie Morse
Jul 10, 2019
I am so sorry for all of you. I'm glad she and I counted the votes at the school budget voting. I didn't realize she was sick. Thoughts are with you all.