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BROWNVILLE JUNCTION - Betty J. Essency, 79, wife of the late Frederic K. Essency, died Nov. 4, 2002, at her daughter's home in Orrington. She was born Jan. 29, 1923, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of William and Teresa (Burns) Stannix. She was a graduate of McAdam Junction High School and Sherbrooke School of Nursing. Betty was a 50 year member of the Brownville Junction United Methodist Church, holding various offices during her years of service. She was a past president and member of the United Methodist Women. A life member of OES, she was Past Worthy Matron of Echo Chapter No. 98 in Brownville, Past Matron of Aldworth Chapter No. 39 in Milo, and a member of the Milo Past Matrons. She was Past Mother Advisor of the International Order of Rainbow Girls Assembly No. 25 in Brownville, past president and member of the Milo Nurses Guild, a member of the Milo Garden Club, and a member of Brownville Extension, serving as secretary of the Ecumenical Food Cupboard. She was honored as Outstanding Person of the Year in 1981, for her dedication to her nursing career over the previous 40 years. Betty was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by six children, Keith and his wife, Barbara of Austin, Texas, Paul and his wife, Barbara of Skowhegan, Janet Essency of Minot, N.D., Carolyn and her husband, Leon Binette of Orrington, John of Pasadena, Md., Anne Forkner and her husband, Len of Reno, Nev.; six grandchildren, Kimberly Essency of New York City, N.Y., Scott Essency of Portland, Luke and his wife, Tammi Essency of Cranston, R.I., Hannah, Hillary and Holly Binette of Orrington; three sisters-in-law; Thelma Stannix of Florida, Nancy Stannix of McAdam, N.B., Canada, Nanette Stannix of Riverview, N.B., Canada; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.

Friends are invited to call 2-3 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Brownville Junction, United Methodist Church, with Rev. Michelle St. Cyr officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Pinetree Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Milo Nurses Guild Scholarship Fund, care of Deanne Merrill, 78 Elm St., Milo, ME 04463.

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