OBITUARY

Priscilla May Winslow

July 17, 1931April 10, 2018
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YARMOUTH - Priscilla M. (Whittemore) Winslow passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, with her husband of 64 years at her side. Priscilla was born in Portland on July 17, 1931, the third daughter of Clarence and Frances Collins Whittemore of Yarmouth. She attended Yarmouth schools, graduating from North Yarmouth Academy in 1949, as salutatorian. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Gorham State Teacher's College (now the University of Southern Maine) in 1953. While teaching, she took many graduate courses at the University of Southern Maine. She married Carl Winslow on Dec. 23, 1953, before he was drafted into the Army. They had one son, Carl Jr., whom they dearly love. She encouraged and supported him in all his endeavors, and was never prouder of him than when he graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. After graduating, she taught two years in Falmouth, before returning to Yarmouth to teach eighth-grade English. She stopped teaching when their son was born in 1962, to spend quality time with him. When she returned to teaching, the only position available was fourth grade, which she took, and stayed there until she retired in 1989, after 29 years of teaching. Her family, her home, and teaching were the most important aspects of her life. She also enjoyed walking and gardening. She and Carl and their son travelled by car and plane over much of the United States. They also traveled to Canada, Bermuda, and Hawaii. Pat and her sister, Ann, also traveled to Paris, France, in 1991. As her son put it: "Mom was a tough lady." As a young child she joined the Girl Scouts, and was extremely proud of earning the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout may earn. Pat was a member of the First Baptist Church of Yarmouth, and served on the Pastoral Relations Committee for many years, and was always willing to provide food for many occasions. She was a lifetime member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants of the State of Maine. Pat served as captain for nine years, taking care of the education for grades four, five and six. She enjoyed the group, and the history that went along with it. Pat was known for her sense of humor and wit. She kept her friends laughing and entertained. She harbored a special love of her students, and this was always very obvious whenever she met one of her students later in life. There was a mutual feeling of love and respect. Her interest in their careers and lives was very apparent. She was a member of many organizations. She was a Life Member of the Gorham Alumni Association, serving as class agent for a few years; a member of Cumberland County Retired Teachers; State of Maine Retired Teachers; and the National Education of Retired Teachers. She served as President of the Junior Womens' League of Yarmouth. Pat is survived by her husband; her son; two wonderful grandchildren, Lincoln Alexander of Colorado, and Taylor Michelle of Florida; a brother, Samuel Whittemore and his wife, Florence, of Yarmouth; and a brother-in-law, Ernest and his wife, Laura, of Lafayette, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her family wants to express their appreciation to the staff at Maine Medical hospital, and Gosnell Memorial Hospice, for the care they gave to Pat while in their hands. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, April 16, from 4-6 p.m., at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 17, at 10 a.m., at the Riverside Cemetery in Yarmouth. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to: Yarmouth Fire Rescue P.O. Box 964 Yarmouth, ME 04096, or Special Olympics Maine 125 John Roberts Road South Portland, ME 04106

Services

  • Visiting Hours Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Graveside Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Priscilla May Winslow

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John Willis

April 13, 2018

Very sadden about your loss brother John n Willis

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