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DEXTER- Frances Mary (Harrington) Hartford, 87, died August 11, 2011, at Hibbard Nursing Home in Dover-Foxcroft. She was born April 20, 1924, in Dexter, daughter of Carroll and Marian (Delano) Harrington.

Frances graduated from Dexter High School class of 1942. She was a communicant of St. Anne's Catholic Church and a past member of Daughters of Isabella. Frances was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing Bridge with many of the Dexter ladies. She cherished her family and especially time with them at the lake. Frances loved music, and was well known for her sewing and handwork. She had mastered the art of making battenburg lace and had knit all of her children and grandchildren afghans.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Karen White and her husband, Norman of Durham, Mary Ellen Hill and her husband, Don of Mendocino, CA and Patricia Brawn her special friend, Tony Nightingale of Dexter; 3 sons, Richard Hartford and his wife, Donna of West Union, SC, Dale Hartford and his significant other, Cheryl Dunn of Newport, and Thomas Hartford and his wife, Robin of Dexter; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Monday, August 15, 2011, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Dexter. Burial will follow at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter.

In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations to the Abbott Memorial Library, 1 Church St., Dexter, ME 04930; or to the Activity Fund, Hibbard Nursing Home, P. O. Box 150, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.

Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to

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