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Edna Christine

June 28, 1925 – October 18, 2018

Edna Atherton
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Obituary for Edna Christine Atherton

ELLSWORTH – Edna C. Atherton, 93, died after a short illness October 18, 2018, at the Ellsworth Memorial Hospital. She was born June 28, 1925, Addison, Maine, the daughter of John and Mildred (Chandler) Merritt.

Edna graduated from Addison High School in 1943. She married Allen J. Atherton in 1967 and they settled in East Blue Hill. Following graduation, Edna worked in various places, but spent most of her working years as the cook at the Country View Drive-In in Sedgwick. She was also known for making thousands of beautiful Christmas wreaths. Edna created the most beautiful crazy quilts and was known for making baby quilts for anyone who was having a baby. She loved to cook for her family. Her specialties were her baked beans, fish chowder, pickles, yeast rolls, and strawberry jam. She would be proud to tell you that she lived all of her years on her own with the help of her children and grandchildren up until her illness and was never placed in a nursing home.

Edna is survived by daughters, Sara Tracy and her partner Charlie Deans of Castine; Mary Hooper and partner Dorrance Atherton of Blue Hill; Marcia Hutchinson and husband Roger of Brooklin; Sue McTague and her husband Tony of Searsmont; her son John Herrick and wife Alice of Blue Hill; her daughter-in-laws Linda Herrick of Iowa, Pat Donnell of Ellsworth, and Eileen Reilly of Nebraska; her beloved grandchildren, Mark, Scott, Shiree, Nichole, Ted, Rob, Nash, Beth, Cheryl, Debbie, Brenda, Dicky, Laurie, Melissa (Missy), Susan, Shawn, Jennifer, Becky, Dale Jr., Emi, Wesley, Kristy, Tina, Andy, Sherrie, Allen James, Derek, Heather and Hollie; special friends Bessie Jones of Sedgwick and Dan Leavitt/crew at Tradewinds of Blue Hill; and many nieces and nephews.

Edna is predeceased by her beloved husband Allen of 24 years as well as her son, Frank Herrick Jr. of Coots Roost Farm in Gouldsboro; her daughter Marjorie Sprague and husband Richard of Milbridge; her sisters Madeline Seavey, Mildred Emerson, Lula Hicks, and Lena Grant as well as her brother Richard Merritt.

The family wishes to express their immense gratitude for the loving care that she received at the Ellsworth Hospital. Her nurses and CNA’s were especially caring and loving and made this experience a peaceful time for both Edna and her family.

There will be a graveside service held at the Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth, Maine at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24th officiated by Bud Morse. Following the service, the family invites people to join them to celebrate her life and share stories at the VFW Hall in Ellsworth while you enjoy a bean and casserole supper served with her famous mustard pickles.

Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com

Service Information

October 24th, 2018 1:00pm
Bud Morse
Woodbine Cemetery
Main Street (Washington Junction Road)
Ellsworth, ME 04605