THERA ELLEN (GARDINER) FINNEMORE
ST. ALBANS - Thera Finnemore, 95, went home to be with her Savior on June 26, 2009. Mrs. Finnemore was born March 13, 1914 in Solon, a daughter of Harrison and Flora (McLaughlin) Gardiner. She graduated from Somerset Academy in 1930 and from Presque Isle Normal School in 1932. In 1933, she married Harry Samuel Finnemore, Sr. Thera was an active member of the Athens Grange and the Victory Club for many years. She taught in the public school system in Athens and Hartland for 31 years. She later taught in South Hope and Hartland Christian Schools for the next ten years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Newport. She was predeceased by her husband Harry; 2 sisters, Viola Poland and Dora Tolman; and 3 brothers, Chester, J. Bernard, and Elmer.
Thera is survived by 6 children, Norman and wife Joan of South Hope, Beverly and husband Earl Forbus of Sweden, Barbara Finnemore of St. Albans, George and wife Barbara of Winslow, Sandra and husband Ron Peterson of St. Albans, and Harry, Jr. and wife Donnice of Waterville; 15 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held 1 P.M. Friday, July 3rd at the Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the East Union Cemetery. Because of allergies, the family requests that live flowers be omitted. Memorial donations may be made to the youth ministries at Calvary Baptist Church, 39 Grove Street, Newport, ME 04953. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
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