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SANGERVILLE - Ruth I. Coffin, 75, wife of the late Raymond N. Coffin, died unexpectedly June 1, 2002, at a Bangor hospital. She was born in Dover-Foxcroft, Sept. 4, 1926, the daughter of Harvey and Estelle (Towne) Thompson. Ruth was mostly a homemaker to her seven children, but still found time to sell Avon and Stanley products. She was a Cub Scout leader and a 4-H leader. She volunteered for many community services, including Headstart and Penquis Cap. She also drove those in need, to appointments, work, or wherever they needed to go. Ruth was predeceased by a grandson, Jason Sawyer.

She is survived by one son, Raymond N. Coffin Jr. of Sangerville, who was her primary caregiver through her long battle with cancer; six daughters, Carolyn Pettengill of Guilford, Patricia A. Blanchard and husband, Gray of Waltham, Sharon A. Bubb of Pennsylvania, Katharyn J. Cormier of Lewiston, Deborah L. Coffin of Leeds, Janice L. Drinkwater of Guilford; a very special granddaughter, Tracey Reed of Sangerville; two sisters, Janet Augustino of Port Charlotte, Fla., Jean Brawn of Guilford; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed.

Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2002, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, with the Rev. Ken Dale officiating. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery.

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