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Crosman Funeral Home

40 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME

OBITUARY

Elizabeth Mae Litchfield

May 7, 1928May 31, 2019
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Elizabeth (Betty) May Litchfield died on May 31st, 2019 at her home on Royalsborough Road in Durham, Maine. She was born on May 7, 1928 in the Freeport Maine Hospital. She was the daughter of Martha Gardith Fowler Litchfield and Edward Randall Litchfield of Freeport. She grew up on Wolfe’s Neck and was active in the 4H Club there. She attended the one room Litchfield School until the sixth grade when the family moved to the Pownal Road and she transferred to Freeport schools and graduated from Freeport High School in 1947. On March 27, 1953 at the First Congregational Church of Durham, she married Donald Robert Litchfield of Pownal, Maine who predeceased her on March 25, 1989. They first owned one of the houses on Oak Street in Freeport which were built by E B Mallet (now Freeport Community Services). In 1960 they purchased the Bowie farm at South West Bend and moved to Durham eventually building a home on Royalsborough Road (Route 136). She was employed by L. L. Bean, Inc. of Freeport, Maine for 36 years, retiring from her position of Senior Executive Administrative Assistant in December of 1990. She was an active member of The First Congregational Church, UCC of Durham where she had served as a Deaconess and was also a Trustee of the church from 1989 to 1995 and then again in 1999 until 2005. She taught Sunday School and for many years was a member and president of The Ladies Guild. She compiled and published the church newsletter for ten years. She was a member of The Order of The Eastern Star and Past Matron of Androscoggin Chapter #165 in Durham, Maine where she held many offices; was a Past Grand Representative to the State of New York in Maine and also served as District Deputy Grand Matron in District #4 from 1965-1967. When Androscoggin Chapter dissolved, she became a life member of Casco Chapter #160 in Freeport, Maine and later Golden Sheaf Chapter of New Gloucester, Maine. She was Town Clerk of Durham for several years. She loved entertaining her many friends and especially her family at holidays and birthdays. She enjoyed the many hours she and her husband spent on Casco Bay in their boats ”IONA” and later the “SEA ANGELL”, traveling (many trips to Texas as well as other states and a cruise to Bermuda), cooking, sewing, knitting, quilting, reading, going out to eat and going to the theatre.

Elizabeth is survived by a son, Jan Robert Litchfield and his wife Linda Jean (Sallesa) Litchfield of Durham, and a daughter Jill Iona Litchfield, her very dedicated care giver of Durham. Two grandchildren Jennie Ann Caldwell and her husband Erik Caldwell of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire and Jeremy Matthew Litchfield and his wife Rebecca Litchfield (Darr) of Brunswick, Maine. A great granddaughter Kayley Marie Caldwell and a great grandson Kaidin Robert Caldwell both of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, a brother in law Kenneth L. Vosmus, many nieces and nephews, a special large extended family and many wonderful friends. She was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Fowler Litchfield Vosmus.

Per Betty’s request; please do not send flowers. Instead, she would appreciate it if a memorial contribution could be made to her church: First Congregational Church of Durham, c/o Julie Wagoner, Treasurer, 39 Aurora Drive, Durham ME 04222-5350

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Betty’s guestbook at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com.

Visitation will be held at The Crosman Funeral Home in Lisbon Falls on Saturday, June 8 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 PM at The Durham Congregational Church.

A service of The Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252

  • FAMILY

  • Elizabeth is survived by a son, Jan Robert Litchfield and his wife Linda Jean (Sallesa) Litchfield of Durham, and a daughter Jill Iona Litchfield, her very dedicated care giver of Durham. Two grandchildren Jennie Ann Caldwell and her husband Erik Caldwell of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire and Jeremy Matthew Litchfield and his wife Rebecca Litchfield (Darr) of Brunswick, Maine. A great granddaughter Kayley Marie Caldwell and a great grandson Kaidin Robert Caldwell both of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, a brother in law Kenneth L. Vosmus, many nieces and nephews, a special large extended family and many wonderful friends. She was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Fowler Litchfield Vosmus.
  • DONATIONS

  • Per Betty’s request; please do not send flowers. Instead, she would like it if a memorial contribution could be made to her church: First Congregational Church of Durham c/o Julie Wagoner, Treas., 39 Aurora Drive, Durham ME 04222-5350

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 9, 2019

Memories

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Marshall Bartlett

June 14, 2019

I am very sorry to hear that Betty passed away. She was a life long friend of my mother, Beverly (Miller) Bartlett. My mother, who passed away in 2016, spoke often of Betty. They were best friends from grade school in Freeport.
My mother was born in March ‘28, so she was two months older than Betty. Betty was a junior when my mother was a senior (‘46). I have The Clarion, the Freeport HS yearbook with pictures of Betty. If you don’t have one and are interested, contact me and I can take pictures and email them to you.
Marshall Bartlett
Bowdoinham

Cheryl Smith

June 9, 2019

It was such a pleasure to have known you, Betty. That wonderful smile of yours warmed everyone's heart. We shared the love of gardening and what a pleasure it was for me to be able to bring you pleasure when looking at your gardens. You had a wonderful life with such a loving family and so many friends. Thank you for being you, Betty, and blessing all our lives.

Christina Sklarz-Libby

June 5, 2019

Always a lady and gentle soul, Betty was my most cherished mendor when I first joined Durham UCC in 1999. Beyond church ways, I also learned so much from her about (hopefully) being a better person. Our loss is heaven's gain. Rest well dear friend.

Susan Dale

June 5, 2019

Betty always made me smile. She brightened many days for me at work. Later, seeing her from time to time, I was - and am - reminded how far such kindness as Betty's goes in bringing cheer to so many. Thank you Betty for being part of my life!

With warm thoughts,
Susan Dale

Patty Joyce

June 5, 2019

You are in my thoughts and prayers, Jill. Your mom was a wonderful woman and I'm grateful to have known her.

Sharon Williams

June 5, 2019

So sorry to hear of the passing of this great lady. Growing up spent times at gatherings- whether it was with my parents, Justin and Doris Williams or with Aunt Jessie and Uncle Red Beal. Now you are all together in heaven.

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Biography

Elizabeth (Betty) May Litchfield died on May 31st, 2019 at her home on Royalsborough Road in Durham, Maine. She was born on May 7, 1928 in the Freeport Maine Hospital. She was the daughter of Martha Gardith Fowler Litchfield and Edward Randall Litchfield of Freeport. She grew up on Wolfe’s Neck and was active in the 4H Club there. She attended the one room Litchfield School until the sixth grade when the family moved to the Pownal Road and she transferred to Freeport schools and graduated from Freeport High School in 1947. On March 27, 1953 at the First Congregational Church of Durham, she married Donald Robert Litchfield of Pownal, Maine who predeceased her on March 25, 1989. They first owned one of the houses on Oak Street in Freeport which were built by E B Mallet (now Freeport Community Services). In 1960 they purchased the Bowie farm at South West Bend and moved to Durham eventually building a home on Royalsborough Road (Route 136). She was employed by L. L. Bean, Inc. of Freeport, Maine for 36 years, retiring from her position of Senior Executive Administrative Assistant in December of 1990. She was an active member of The First Congregational Church, UCC of Durham where she had served as a Deaconess and was also a Trustee of the church from 1989 to 1995 and then again in 1999 until 2005. She taught Sunday School and for many years was a member and president of The Ladies Guild. She compiled and published the Church newsletter for ten years. She was a member of The Order of The Eastern Star and Past Matron of Androscoggin Chapter #165 in Durham, Maine where she held many offices; was a Past Grand Representative to the State of New York in Maine and also served as District Deputy Grand Matron in District #4 from 1965-1967. When Androscoggin Chapter dissolved, she became a life member of Casco Chapter #160 in Freeport, Maine and later Golden Sheaf Chapter of New Gloucester, Maine. She was Town Clerk of Durham for several years. She loved entertaining her many friends and especially her family at holidays and birthdays. She enjoyed the many hours she and her husband spent on Casco Bay in their boats ”IONA” and later the “SEA ANGELL”, traveling (many trips to Texas as well as other states and a cruise to Bermuda), cooking, sewing, knitting, quilting, reading, going out to eat and going to the theatre. She is survived by a son Jan Robert Litchfield and his wife Linda Jean (Sallesa) Litchfield of Durham, and a daughter Jill Iona Litchfield, her very dedicated care giver of Durham. Two grandchildren Jennie Ann Caldwell and her husband Erik Caldwell of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire and Jeremy Matthew Litchfield and his wife Rebecca Litchfield (Darr) of Brunswick, Maine. A great granddaughter Kayley Marie Caldwell and a great grandson Kaidin Robert Caldwell both of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, a brother in law Kenneth L. Vosmus, many nieces and nephews, a special large extended family and many wonderful friends. She was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Fowler Litchfield Vosmus. Per Betty’s request; please do not send flowers. Instead, she would like it if a memorial contribution could be made to her church: First Congregational Church of Durham c/o Julie Wagoner, Treas., 39 Aurora Drive, Durham ME 04222-5350
You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Betty’s guestbook at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com. Visitation will be held at The Crosman Funeral Home in Lisbon Falls on Saturday from4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2:00 PM at The Durham Congregational Church. A Service of The Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252