OBITUARY

Madaline P. Rodger

March 8, 1933May 7, 2019

Madaline Aspinall Rodger, born March 8, 1933 in Auburn Maine, daughter of Dorothy and Richard Merriam. Graduate of Edward Little High School (1952), Farmington State Teachers College (1956), she did graduate study at University of Maine Orono.

Taught at Fairview School, Auburn (1956-1961). Stayed home to raise a family, and then returned to teaching. One year at Lisbon Elementary School and 20 ½ years at Durham Elementary School, retiring in 1992. A proud member of the Shakespeare Club for many years.

Married Maurice Elliott Aspinall of Limerick, Maine, December 23, 1960. He died in August, 1987.

Married Robert W. Rodger of Cincinnati, Ohio in November, 1998. He died in October, 2013. Madaline and Rodge resided in both Cincinnati, Ohio and Durham, Maine.

Survivors include a daughter, Nettie-Anne Patricia Aspinall Bean and her husband Jason Bean of Brunswick; a son, Dr. Dana Elliott Aspinall of Alma, Michigan; a son, Richard Arthur Aspinall of Mt. Vernon. A sister, Margaret Ellsworth of Edgecomb. A special daughter-in-law, Lori Freeman of Lisbon. Grandchildren, Abbie Maria Aspinall of Augusta; Ally Elizabeth Aspinall of Lisbon and Richard Ransom Aspinall of Alma Michigan.

She wishes to be remembered as a devoted teacher and avid reader, but we also remember her as a wonderful Mother and Grandmother.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift to the Resident Assistance Fund, The Highlands 30 Governors Way, Topsham, Maine 04086.

A special thanks to the staff at Governor King Memory Care for their exceptional care and respect.

Visiting hours will be held from 4-7pm, Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Crosman Funeral Home 40, Main St. Lisbon Falls, ME. A Funeral service will be held at 10am, Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Durham Congregational Church, 773 Royalsborough Rd, Durham, ME. A graveside service will take place at a later date.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include a daughter, Nettie-Anne Patricia Aspinall Bean and her husband Jason Bean of Brunswick; a son, Dr. Dana Elliott Aspinall of Alma, Michigan; a son, Richard Arthur Aspinall of Mt. Vernon. A sister, Margaret Ellsworth of Edgecomb. A special daughter-in-law, Lori Freeman of Lisbon. Grandchildren, Abbie Maria Aspinall of Augusta; Ally Elizabeth Aspinall of Lisbon and Richard Ransom Aspinall of Alma Michigan.
  • DONATIONS

  • Resident Assistance Fund, The Highlands 30 Governors Way, Topsham, Maine 04086.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 13, 2019

Memories

Madaline P. Rodger

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Carole Linneken

May 14, 2019

Nettie,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Cherish those wonderful memories of the years you had with her. With deepest sympathy,
your old co-worker, Carole

Nicole Breton

May 10, 2019

Madaline was a one-of-a-kind classy lady. Thank you for sharing some of your favorite books with me. I will treasure them always.

Tom Wertman

May 10, 2019

Mrs. A, as I used to refer her as, was always such a smart, sweet and loving person. She was so motherly...looking out for everyone. She loved everyone she knew. She gave me wonderful advice in a time of need...that I will only share with Nettie, Rick or Dana. I will always be grateful for the relationship that I had with Mrs. A. ❤️

Rita Mcclure

May 9, 2019

I was 4th grade student of hers , she was always kind to me and took the time to help me enjoy reading , and each time I pick up a book I have fond memories of her sitting beside me in class and listening to me . She was a great teacher and a loving soul . We shall miss her , till next time we meet to sit and read .

Rita Easler McClure

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY