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Newport - Helen E. Mayhew 97 died Aug. 20, 2004 at a Pittsfield hospital fallowing a period of ill health. She was born in Winterport June 6, 1907 the daughter of Fred and Edith (Holmes) Woodman. She was educated in Winterport Schools and a graduate of Winterport High School. She married Cohen Mayhew June 5, 1926 and he predeceased her on Sept. 18, 1975. She and her husband were caretakers at an estate in New Jersey for 23 years. She retired to Newport and was a caregiver to two elderly ladies and to her older sister Lillie Brackett for several years. She attended the Peoples United Methodist Church in Newport for many years.

Helen is survived by her daughter and husband Ruth and John Murphy of Stetson, four grandchildren George Francis of Newport, Sharlene Hill and her husband Sam of Farmingdale, Lauren Meservie and her husband Maurice of Gardiner, Darlene Chadbourne and her husband Aaron of Palmyra, six great grandchildren Paula Thody, Sam Hill, Bryan Fanjoy, Amanda Fanjoy, Eliza Hill, Shane Hill, and one great great granddaughter, Patricia Thody, one brother Clifford Woodman and his wife Arlene of Winterport, one sister Myra Bowley of Winterport, and a sister-in-law Mrs. Freemont Woodman of Winterport, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside committal services will be conducted 11 am Friday August 27, 2004 at the Ellingwoods Corner Cemetery in Winterport. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home 34 High St. Newport.

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