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GUILFORD, Marguerite R. Sawyer, 95, wife of the late W. Monroe Sawyer, peacefully went home to Jesus, January 15, 2004, in Dexter. She was born March 15, 1908, in her lifelong home on Cottage Street in Guilford, 5th child and 2nd daughter of George and Helen (Backus) Rollins. She attended Guilford schools and worked for over 31 years for New England Telephone Company. Marguerite managed the Guilford Telephone Office and retired as a chief telephone operator. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Guilford, a Life Member of the Jasper N. Keller Chapter and the Penquis Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Guilford Historical Society, Almeda Chapter #149 Order of the Eastern Star, and Rebekahs. She was a master knitter, creating baby sweater sets, afghans, and countless pairs of mittens for area children through the Kiwanis Christmas Program. She loved her cats, reading, driving her car and being at their cottage on Whetstone Pond with her husband. They both loved to attend church and musical events. She was part of a card-playing group for many years. Her yeast rolls were a favorite at our family gatherings.

She is survived by 2 nephew’s wives, Mrs. Elden (Opel) Rollins of Milo and Mrs. George (Alice) Rollins of Guilford; 7 grand nieces and nephews, Lorene Bridges, Jean Dellaire, George Rollins, Mary Kay Santoro, Frank A. Rollins, Jennifer Mulherin, Robert Rollins; 10 great grand nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 1-3 PM Saturday January 17, 2004, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak Street in Guilford. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Margaret “Dodie” Stowe officiating. Spring burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Guilford. In lieu of flowers those who wish, may make donations to the Guilford Memorial Library, P.O. Box 177, Guilford, ME 04443.

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