The Daily Me


DOVER-FOXCROFT—Arlene Elizabeth (Preble) Weymouth, 86, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, crossed over into the hands of her Lord at a local nursing home on February 14, 2005, with her family by her side wishing her well on her journey. Arlene was born in Dover-Foxcroft on August 23, 1918, the daughter of Clayton and Nellie (Ritchie) Preble.

She is survived by her devoted husband of sixty five years, Robert E. Weymouth. He lovingly cared for his wife, as she had cared for him and their family. She retired from Foxcroft Academy where she had worked as a cook for many years. Arlene belonged to the United Methodist Church on Dover-Foxcroft. For many years she baked her own bread to serve at Communion and participated in many events sponsored by the Methodist&Mac226;s Women. She also belonged to the Extension and the Junior Cosmopolitan Club.

As a mother, Arlene was the true definition of what the word means. She was the "glue" that held our family together, that brought us together the first week of August every year to celebrate the love that exists between parents and their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Arlene enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, embroidery and crocheting. Over the years she created many gifts for her family as it increased in size. Each grandchild and great grandchild has received an example of "Grammie&Mac226;s" handiwork. At family gatherings &Mac226;s macaroni and cheese and graham cracker pie were most often requested by all. Cooking for friends and family gave her great joy.

She is survived by her five children: sons, Stephen and his wife Jackie of Pittsfield, Michael and his wife Peggy of Hingham, NH, Robert, her faithful son, of Dover-Foxcroft, Peter and his wife Karen of Scarboro; daughter, Susan and her husband Eldridge Small of Sebec. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, Michael and his wife Cindy, Lana and her husband Bob, Sara and her husband Brad, Emily and her husband Ed, Ian, Jennifer and her husband Dan, Anna and her husband Michael, Eli and fiancee Yvonne, and Sandy and his special friend, Jenny; 9 great grandchildren, Aryn, Bobbie, Nicole, Jacob, Kaitlyn, Jessica, Andrew, Caroline, and Josie. She was predeceased by her brothers, Edward, Albert and Harold, and her sisters, Gladys, Helen and Dorothy. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Sonia Emery, Estelle Weymouth, and Priscilla Weymouth, and many nieces and nephews. We are especially grateful to our friend and caregiver, Cathy Campbell, for the comfort and loving care she gave to us all throughout Mom&Mac226;s illness.

We would also like to thank Dr. David McDermott and Hibbard Nursing Home for the wonderful care and comfort given to our mother and our family.

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, February 19, 2005, at the United Methodist Church, Dover-Foxcroft, with Rev. Neil Gastonguay officiating. Spring interment will be in the family lot in Gray Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to their favorite charity. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.

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