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NEWPORT – Helen Haining, 96, died May 3, 2011 at her residence. She was born February 1, 1915 in Readfield a daughter of Wayman and Blanche (Lawrence) Boulier. Helen lived with her aunt for awhile and attended school in Richmond with a favorite cousin Ruth Reynolds. She then attended local schools and graduated from Stetson High School.

She married Basil L. Haining on April 4, 1941 and lived in Newport most of her life. Helen had worked at Gerald’s Store in Newport for many years until retiring. She loved her home, enjoyed working in her flower gardens, crocheting afghans for special ones, playing cards, and taking rides in the country with her sister Andy and sister in law Stella.

She is survived by 2 sisters, Marion Austin and Lois “Andy” Boulier, both of Newport; a sister in law, Florence Boulier of Palmyra; a special niece, Brenda Haroldsen of Pittsburgh, PA; several other nieces and nephews.

At Helen’s request, there will be no visiting hours. Graveside funeral services will be held 9 AM Friday, May 6th, at Riverside Cemetery, Newport, with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Ronald McDonald House, 654 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401-5649; or to a charity of one’s choice. Those who wish may sign an on-line register at

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