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MONSON - Christine Louise Packard, 101, died Oct. 15, 2005, at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home. She was born June 14, 1904, in Wiscasset, the daughter of Arthur W. and Ila Belle Leavitt Beane. She attended Wiscasset schools and Cony High School in Augusta. On Oct. 12, 1921, she married Burton N. Packard Sr. of Sebec Lake. They operated Packard's Camps at Sebec Lake until their retirement to Babbling Brook Farm in Willimantic in 1954 and their winter home in Bonita Springs, Fla. Christine enjoyed a long and fulfilling retirement and had many hobbies including china painting, rug making, doll collecting and antiquing.

Christine is survived by her son, Marborough A. Packard of Willimantic; six grandchildren, Debora L. Seneca of Palmyra, Richard L. Packard of Willimantic, Gerald E. Packard of Willimantic, Burton M. Packard of Willimantic, Dwight A. Packard of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Marlborough B. Packard of Georgia. She was predeceased by her husband, Burton N. Packard; and her son, Burton N. Packard Jr.; two sisters, Dorothy Young Newcomb and Estella Leonard; and a brother, Sydney Beane.

At Christine's request, a private family service will be held graveside. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft.

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