Darlene M Polk
January 17, 1933 – June 24, 2019
MILFORD - Darlene Marie (Richards) Polk, 86, died on June 24, 2019, at The Meadows Assisted Living Facility in Old Town. She was born in Old Town, January 17, 1933, to John and Mabel (Dawes) Richards. Darlene worked most of her life for various shoe factories in Old Town and later worked in housekeeping at Acadia Hospital. For those of you who knew her, cleaning was her specialty. Heaven will never have any dirty windows- that is for sure. Darlene was always very hard-working and took great pride in caring for her home and flowers. In addition to her parents, Darlene was predeceased by her husband, William "Billy" Polk; infant son, Larry; and her siblings, Laura Brodeur, Vera Bishop, Robert, Arthur, Gerald and Reginald Richards. Darlene is survived by her children, Deborah Henderson of Mount Chase, Gregory Polk and wife Maggie of Saco, and Vickie Burnham and husband, Robert of Glenburn; grandchildren, Amy LaCouture and husband, David of Baton Rouge, LA, Marisa Emerson and husband Dan of Portland, Heidi Henderson of Bucksport, and Holly Henderson-Faiella and husband Deric of Manchester, NH. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Christian and Taylor LaCouture, and Dylan, Lyric and Benjamin Henderson. Darlene also leaves behind her sister, Verna Joy of Old Town. The family would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all The Meadows staff for being such compassionate, caring, and competent caregivers for Mom. You made Mom feel comfortable, loved and at home; not to mention a tremendous help and support to the family. We were truly blessed to have Nancy, Sue and their staff for Mom and always going above and beyond what was expected. We would also like to thank Beacon Hospice and their staff, especially Alison and Ashley, for their wonderful assistance for Mom in her time of need. Graveside services will be held at 1pm, Friday, July 5, 2019, at Crocker Turn Cemetery in Greenfield. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Darlene's memory may be made to The Meadow's Activity Fund, 110 Perkins Ave. Old Town, ME 04468.