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Calais – Pauline Mabel Hunnewell, 94, passed away on March 17, 2018 at Calais Regional Hospital with her family by her side. Pauline was born at the Day family homestead in Cooper on September 30, 1923, daughter of Lloyd O. and Mabel C. (Day) Clark.
Pauline was a proud Mamma of seven children that were raised on Lake View Dairy farm in Alexander that she and her husband, Milton purchased in 1950. She loved the dairy farm and loved watching her family grow over the years. She is survived by her children, Patricia (McCann) Richardson of Nashua, NH, Jill (McCann) Thornton and her husband Milton of Baring, David Hunnewell of Calais, M. Brian Hunnewell and his companion Margaret of Las Vegas, NV, Cheryll Bradford and her spouse Eilean Mackenzie of East Bernard, TX, Sue Pressey and her husband David of San Antonio TX, and Avery Hunnewell and his wife Diane of Calais; fourteen grandchildren; twenty seven great grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Lorraine Barone of Bangor, Jeanie Gilbert and Virginia Hoopaugh, both of GA.
In addition to her parents, Pauline was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Milton Hunnewell; a granddaughter, Tracy Bradford; her first husband, Thomas McCann and two sisters, Joan and Sandra Findlay.
Pauline worked at several local companies over the years, including Ware Knitters, Hathaway’s and the Calais shoe factory. She also ran her own ceramic business where she taught classes in painting and glazing technique. She was co-owner of Hunnewell Blueberries where she could out rake anyone in the field on any given day.
Pauline was an avid outdoors woman, with gardening in her veins. She grew apples, pears, plums, rows of strawberries, and tended beautiful flower gardens. She looked forward to canning her homegrown vegetables each year and did so with precision and pride. At one time she even tried her hand at beekeeping. She was a gifted oil painter, her talent flowed naturally, and many pieces have been left with family member who will cherish them forever. Pauline’s capabilities were vast, from making her daughters’ prom and bridesmaid dresses to baking all her children’s wedding cakes, she did it all for the family with love.
She was a special and talented lady who will be missed by her family. Fly high Mom, with the angels. Pauline’s family would like to thank Linda McArthur of Alexander for the excellent care she provided to their Mom.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 23rd at West Ridge Cemetery in Cooper. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.
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