ESTHER J. NORTHUP
Esther Northup, 93
Waterville - Esther Mary (Jensen) Northup passed away February 2, 2018, at her residence in Presque Isle, ME. She was born in Arnold, Wisconsin on November 14, 1924, to Danish immigrant parents Mads Jensen and Gertrude K (Nielsen) Jensen.
At age 16 she graduated from Mexico Academy and went on to secretarial school. She had a full life that spanned from being a wife, a mom, and an office manager. She was active in OES #31, Framingham, Massachusetts and was Worthy Matron from 1962-1963. After moving to Maine she was very active member at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Waterville, ME.
She believed in life-long learning. She took classes in American Sign Language, cake decorating, painting and rug braiding, just to mention a few. Esther was an avid reader and enjoyed the challenge of the daily crossword puzzle. She was an accomplished knitter and seamstress.
She is survived by her three daughters: Lee A Northup of Albany, NY; Christina M Nason and her husband William of Gorham, ME; Cynthia M Blackstone and her husband Dale of Crouseville, ME; two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. Esther was predeceased by her husband, Emil N Northup.
A memorial and service of committal will be held on Monday April 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 289 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME. Arrangements are by Redington Funeral Home, 5 Park Street, Waterville, ME.
Gifts and donations may be made in her name to: Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 60 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, ME 04901.
- Graveside Service Monday, April 30, 2018