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CORINNA – Irene Ruth Bolstridge, 74, died peacefully after a long illness February 27, 2004 at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home. She was born February 19, 1930 at Guilford a daughter of William and Eleanor (Wilson) Andrews. She attended Guilford schools and got her high school diploma from Nokomis Regional High School. For many years she helped her husband Elmer on the family farm and worked other various jobs. She enjoyed spending time with her family, painting, making porcelain dolls, sewing, knitting and raising horses. She attended the Corinna United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband of 50 years, she is survived by 4 children, Judith Bowden and husband Walt of Newport; Paul Bolstridge and wife Connie of Lincoln; Chris Bolstridge and wife Norma of Hermon, Leslie Bolstridge and wife Sandy of Corinna; a sister, Pauline Leland and husband Harold of Sangerville; 14 grandchildren to whom she was a loving grandmother, Nathan Stuart and wife Tamara, Daniel Stuart and wife Bobbie, Paul Bolstridge, Matthew Bolstridge and wife Amanda, Jamie Bolstridge, Douglas Bolstridge, Tiffany Wheeler, Josh Wheeler, Jennifer Holt and husband Scott, Christopher Bolstridge, Robby Jandreau, Logan Bolstridge and Will Hesketh; 3 great grandsons, Matthew Lee Bolstridge, Kyle Oglesby and Jacob Holt; 3 great granddaughters, Elizabeth Holt, Madison Stuart and Alyssa Vargo; nieces and nephews, Thomas Costello, Jane Pitcher, Steven Costello, Sharon Costello, James Leland, David Leland, Jolene Wickett, Jeff Gordon and Pamela Smith; stepmother, Livonia Andrews. She was predeceased by her parents, an infant daughter Debbie, sisters, Evelyn Gordon and Marion Costello, son-in-law, Ronald Stuart, granddaughter, Kimberly Jandreau, and niece, Linda Gordon.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, where funeral services will be held 3 P.M. Tuesday, March 2nd, with the Rev. Edward Jaworski officiating. Spring burial will be in the Morse’s Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine, 87 Elm Street, Suite 203, Camden, ME 04843.

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