Mary Wilford

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Mary Gertrude Wilford
1931 - 2015
PHILLIPS - Mary Gertrude Wilford, 83, of Phillips passed away on Wed., Sept. 30, 2015 at Sandy River Center for Healthcare in Farmington. She was born Oct. 25, 1931 in Janvier, NJ, the daughter of John and Mary Olsen. She was a graduate of Clayton High School. As a young girl Mary and her father used to sell chickens and eggs in Camden, NJ. Mary worked in Philadelphia in a sewing factory for the Betty Barkley Brand. She was active with the Strong Library and was a member of the State Quilt Guild, Narrow Gauge Quilters, and the Farmington Quilt Club.
Mary is survived by her sister Edith Cassaday, a sister-in-law Hazel Olsen, brothers-in-law Ellis T. Wilford and his wife Lora, and Kenneth Wilford and his wife Jeanne; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Lewis Wilford; and her brothers John and Harold Olsen.
Visitation will take place on Sun., Oct. 4, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Shorey Chapel in Industry followed immediately by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow at 2:00 p.m., also at the church. Interment will take place at Miles Square Cemetery in Avon. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at

Those wishing may make donations in Mary's memory to:
Strong Library
145 Main St.
Strong, ME 04983

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Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services
108 Court St
Farmington, ME 04938
(207) 778-3350
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Published in Central Maine from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2015