Edith McPherson Machado

July 15, 1928October 31, 2020

Portland, ME - Edith Machado (Edie) died on October 31, 2020 at the Osher Inn, the assisted living facility at the Cedars in Portland.

Edie was born on July 15, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario to Ronald McPherson and Helen Beatty. She attended Havergal College in Toronto for her middle and high school years and graduated from University College, University of Toronto in 1949.

Edie married John Machado (Blair) on July 2, 1950 in Millbrook, NY. They made Millbrook their home where they raised their four children. Initially, Edie worked as a substitute teacher at the Millbrook elementary school. In 1969, she became a teacher at the Dutchess Day School where she taught first, second and third grade until she retired in 1988. During that time, she attended Western Connecticut State College earning a Master of Science in 1973. Edie also was a member of the Millbrook Garden Club.

Edie and her husband retired to Wilmington, NC in 1988. There she volunteered at the Cameron Art Museum both as a docent and at the information desk. Edie also tutored students in the afterschool program at Edwin A. Alderman Elementary School. She and her husband spent summers at their family camp at Lake Bernard near Alcove, Quebec, surrounded by family and friends.

Edie loved the outdoors. She enjoyed playing tennis, going for long walks, swimming and canoeing. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her children, extended family and good friends. She spent her last years at the Osher Inn, the assisted living facility at the Cedars in Portland, Maine.

Edie is survived by her brother Geoffrey Lee, her daughter Victoria Stirling and her husband Robert Stirling, her daughter Elizabeth Hofstetter and her husband David Hofstetter, and her daughter Ann Machado and her partner Paul Gregory, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband and her son John Machado, Jr.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Cedars Retirement Community in Portland, ME, or Northern Light Homecare and Hospice or send a check to Northern Light Homecare and Hospice, 50 Foden Rd., South Portland, ME 04106



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Alan Tuthill

November 16, 2020

Vicky, Ann, Liz,
You know I loved your mom and you know I love you too.
I also know we will stay connected even though the grown ups
have left the room. Alan

Norma Sampson

November 16, 2020

Sincere sympathy in the passing of your mother she is now in Gods hands and with your father May God Bless them

I worked for Blair Machado and Jack Calhoun at A C Dutton lbs co in Poughkeepsie in the 1950s. Some of my happy days at work.

The best to all Sincerely. Norma Southwell Sampson

Ruth Calhoun

November 16, 2020

"Aunt Edie", as she was known to me, was that special and thoughtful Aunt. She was an easy conversationalist, had a fantastic and sarcastic sense of humor and a wonderful lilting laugh, that would always made you feel happy. Aunt Edie and Uncle Blair would visit our big NH family with our cousins and it was always a fun time: walking, eating, drinking, talking, or bumping Easter eggs! We would share lots of stories and good laughs, and as she sat and conversed with everyone she would meanwhile produce the most beautiful sweaters in no time at all! I so appreciate the wonderful connection that my parents had to all their relatives. We always really had a lot of fun with the Machados. A lesson to all of us in the younger generations of staying connected. I imagine there is ONE BIG PARTY going on up in Heaven, as the family and step-family are all reunited once again. Thank you for showing us all how to live the good life, which included lots of entertaining stories and wonderfully warped senses of humor. We will do our best to carry on. Rest In Peace, Dear Aunt Edie, knowing that all the cousins will work at keeping track of one another down here before we join your fabulous party upstairs. Much love to Vicky, Lizzie and Annie - Always, Cousin Ruthie xo xo xo

jerome and Sandra nolan

November 16, 2020

We think of both Blair and Edie often. When they moved to Wilmington N.C. we were their primary contacts. We put them up, showed them around, helped them house hunt and move in. We became close friends, often had dinner at each other's houses and played a lot of tennis . We saw Edie only a few times since she moved to Portland and were sad to see her obit in our local paper. They both will be always with us. Jerry and Sandy Nolan

Phyllis Leimer

November 15, 2020

Edie was a long time member of AAUW, Wilmington (North Carolina) now AAUW of the Cape Fear Area. We treasure our friendship with her and the many contributions she made to our group.

Our condolences to the family.

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