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Pauline Weeks

October 17, 1927 November 4, 2018
Pauline Weeks
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Obituary for Pauline Weeks

RUMFORD, ME – Pauline Weeks, 91, died Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Rumford Community Home, Rumford, ME.
Pauline was born in Augusta, Maine on October 17, 1927 and was adopted as a baby by Thomas and Jesse (Price) Blanchard and raised in Millinocket, Maine. She graduated from Stearns High School Class of 1945 and from Farmington State Teacher’s College Class of 1950, as a member of the first 4 years degree program to graduate from that college. While in college she met and later married (Sewell) Benjamin Weeks on August 30, 1952.
Pauline was a teacher at East Millinocket (1year), Houlton (1year), St. Albans (1year) Farmington (4 years), Northport (3 years), and at Rumford where she taught 3rd grade for 15 years; taking time off between Farmington and Northport to raise her two children until they started school.
Pauline was an active member in many organizations right up until the time of her stroke in April of 2014 and admission to the Rumford Community Home. She was a faithful member of the Nazarene Church of Dixfield for many years, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, Pianist, and Board Member.
Pauline was a member of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension for 50 years, during which time she served as an Executive Board Member for 6 years. As a part of this organization she served as a 4H Leader for 25 years, as the President of the Oxford County Extension Homemakers for 3 years, and as a the President of the Canton Chapter of the Cooperative Women’s Extension Group in 2006, where she was a member for 27 years. She also served as a Dixfield School Board Member for 12 years.
One of Pauline’s greatest passions and hobbies was quilting. She actively participated in Grammies Choice Group, Ladies of the Lake Group, Rumford Area Quilters, and State Pine Tree Quilters Association for as many as 30 years.
Pauline was predeceased by her husband Sewell Benjamin (1981) and her daughter Judi Weeks (2013). Her son Thomas Weeks lives with his wife Paula in North Yarmouth, ME; grandchildren Dan Carrier and his wife Jessica of Peru, Angela Veilleux of Waterville, Joshua Weeks of LA, Kristin Weeks of Iowa; great grandchildren Jessie Carrier, Justin Jasper, Ellie Jasper, and Jarren Veilleux.
Friends and relatives are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at www.meaderandsoncom.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday at the Church of The Nazarene, Weld St. in Dixfield. Interment will be in the Farrington Morton Cemetery in Mexico. Friends are invited to call at the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME 3 Franklin St Rumford, ME on Wednesday from 3-6 PM. Those who desire may contribute to 4H Club Foundation, York Complex #1, Orono, ME 04469 in her memory.


Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

7

Nov

3:00 PM 11/7/2018 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 11/7/2018 6:00:00 PM
Meader & Son Funeral Home

3 Franklin Street
Rumford, Maine

Meader & Son Funeral Home
3 Franklin Street Rumford Maine
United State

Service

Thursday

8

Nov

11:00 AM 11/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
Dixfield Church of The Nazarene

Weld Street
Dixfield, ME

Dixfield Church of The Nazarene
Weld Street Dixfield ME
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Farrington - Morton Cemetery Final Resting Place

Mexico, Maine

Mexico Maine
United State

Memorial Contribution

4 H Club Foundation

York Complex #1 Orono, ME 04469
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