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ABBOT - Elizabeth M. (Mitchell) Bickford, 90, passed peacefully March 2, 2011 at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. She was born August 16, 1920 in Abbot, a daughter of Lester and Edith (Perkins) Mitchell. She graduated from Guilford High School, Class of 1939. She married Ivory Bickford on July 1, 1939 after graduation. "Lizzy" was a wonderful homemaker and longtime employee of Moosehead Manufacturing in Monson. She was a 50 year member of the Pythian Sisters of Abbot, the American Legion Auxiliary of Guilford, the Monson Sunshine Club, and the Abbot Historical Society.

She is survived by 4 sons, Collin and wife Karen, Robert and Mark, all of Abbot, and James of Lincoln; 4 grandchildren, Carl and wife Jennifer Bickford of Dover-Foxcroft, Wendy and husband Frank Cupero of Parkman, Beth-Ann White of Monson, William and Kelly Bickford of Brownville Junction; 3 great grandchildren, Cassidy Cupero, Grace and Elijah Bickford; a sister, Harriet Mitchell of Abbot; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 60 years, 4 brothers, Theodore, Russell, Maynard and Seldon, 2 sisters, Addie Mitchell and Donna (Mitchell) Fogg.

Friends may call from 6-8 PM Sunday, March 6th, at Crosby & Neal, Oak Street, Guilford, where funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday with the Rev. Stephen Dean officiating. Spring burial will be in Abbot Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Abbot Historical Society, P. O. Box 105, Abbot, ME 04406.

Graveside committal services for Elizabeth M. (Mitchell) Bickford, 90, who died March 2, 2011, will be held 11 AM, Thursday May 12th, at the Abbot Village Cemetery, with Pastor Stephen Dean officiating. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to

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