JANET (BRIGGS) GUILD

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:15 p.m.

CASTINE – Janet (Briggs) Guild passed away April 21, 2007, at a Penobscot nursing home. She was born Janet Louise Briggs, April 9, 1914, in Ashaway, R.I., daughter of Dr. Asa Sheldon and Hope Angell (Bates) Briggs. She married Frederick Boyd Guild Oct. 24, 1934, in Oaklawn, R.I. She grew up in Rhode Island and was educated at Lincoln School, Providence, R.I. She and her husband moved to Castine in 1942. From 1955 until 1985 she assisted her husband in the administration and operation of Schooner Victory Chimes, operating coastwise out of Rockland. She helped in the establishment of Four Town Nursing, was past president of Castine Garden Club, Castine Unitarian Alliance and Castine Women’s Club. She was a member of the Castine Golf Club. She enjoyed the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and sang in the Bagaduce Chorale. She had a great love and appreciation of nature and of her own gardens and landscaping. She enjoyed her horses and horseback riding, rug hooking, weaving, knitting and fine needlework. Mrs. Guild was predeceased by her husband in 1993; by her youngest daughter, Catharine Howard Guild in 2002; and by her granddaughter, Eleanor Hathaway Morse in 1998. Mrs. Guild is survived by daughters, Hope Guild Lumis, Mrs. George, of Punta Gorda, Fla., Dolly Guild Morse, Mrs. Minot, of North Yarmouth and Jane Guild Cutter of Scarborough. She is also survived by grandchildren, Mary Anne Leader of Kennett Square, Pa., Steven Clark of West Palm Beach, Fla., Boyd Morse of North Yarmouth, Edward Morse of Baldwin, Charles Cutter of The Woodlands, Texas, Peter Cutter of St. Paul, Minn., and Brig Cutter of Traverse City, Mich.; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Unitarian Church, Court Street, Castine, with the Rev. Mark Worth officiating. Burial will be after the service at Castine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Castine Women’s Club, Post Office, Castine, ME 04421. Arrangements by Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport.

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