ENID F. CURRIER

Posted Sept. 12, 2008, at 10:22 p.m.

NORRIDGEWOCK – Enid Fidelia Currier, 91, of Mercer Road, passed away Sept. 11, 2008, at Cedar Ridge Center. Enid was born Feb. 10, 1917, in Providence, R.I., the only child of William and Ursula (McKnight) Fletcher. Enid graduated from Norridgewock-Eaton High School and then continued her education at Farmington Normal School, earning her teaching degree at 18. Enid later attended Farmington State College, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in education. To say Enid was a devoted educator is an understatement. Most of her 47-year career was spent teaching for the SAD 54-school system. She began teaching in a one-room school house, transcended to 40 kindergarten children and eventually moved on to teach 30 fifth grade students. Among her achievements was being a founding teacher at Head Start, Skowhegan and teaching adult education at SAD 54. Enid was also very active in community activities until just before her death. She was an active participant in Somerset County Retied Teachers, Skowhegan Women’s Club, Bloomfield Garden Club, XI Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, Order of Eastern Star, Order of Rainbow for Girls, Somerset County 4-H, Somerset Grange, Rebekah’s, Norridgewock Historical Society, MEA and NEA. Throughout the course of her life, Enid received many awards and recognitions. The awards she was the most proud of was Teacher of the Year and her many Volunteer of the Year awards. In fact, she even co-authored a book, “The History of Norridgewock, The Later Years: 1900-1950.” She remained active until she was more than 90, teaching until she was 70, and at 90 she was still making decisions on scholarship applications for graduating seniors. Enid was passionate about teaching the youth of Somerset County and seeing them turn into successful adults. Additionally, her flower exhibits and homemade preserves were a “hit” at the Skowhegan Fair, where she won many prizes. Wherever she went, Enid would meet a former student who expressed gratitude for being pushed into learning hard work and dedication. Enid was predeceased by her husband of more than 60 years, Russell Currier, who died Aug. 7, 1997; her beloved son, William Currier of Putnam, Conn.; and her son-in-law, Wayne Morick. Enid is survived by two children; her son, Blynn Currier and his wife, Lucille, of Bingham; her daughter, Irene Morick Oldfield and her husband, Jeffrey, of Buxton; and seven grandchildren, Stephen and Glenda Currier of Yuma, Ariz., Robert and Cathy Currier of Cornville, Cathy and David Levesque of New Britain, Conn., Patti and Merle Gordon of Norridgewock, Robert Neal Currier of Bar Harbor, James Oldfield of Old Lyme, Conn., and Cynthia E. Oldfield of Boston. She also leaves behind a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Currier of Lewiston; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, along with many family friends. The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Cedar Ridge Center, Skowhegan for their thoughtful and special attention given to both Enid and Russell during the time in their care. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at First Congregational Church, 36 River Road, Norridgewock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Skowhegan Area High School, attention Jane Bigelow, Enid F. Currier Memorial Scholarship, 61 Academy Circle, Skowhegan, ME 04976. The scholarship will be given annually on as needed basis to a graduating senior from SAD 54, who is planning on entering the field of elementary education.

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