ALICE C. SAWYER

Posted Sept. 21, 2010, at 7:33 p.m.

MAPLETON – Alice C. Sawyer, 82, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, after a long illness. She was born Feb. 8, 1928, in Yarmouth, the daughter of Frank and Minnie (Vincent) MacNeill. Alice was a 1946 graduate of North Yarmouth Academy. She was employed with The New England Fire Insurance Rating Association of Portland before moving to Mapleton in the late fall of 1947 to marry her sweetheart. At the time of her death she was a member of State Street Baptist Church, Presque Isle. She will be remembered by her family as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to sing praises to her Lord and Savior, and play the piano at church and at home. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting when she was younger and crocheted many lap robes for the nursing homes and hospital chaplaincy, as well as many afghans for her family. She is survived by her husband of almost 63 years, Winfield Sawyer of Mapleton. She is survived by her son, Larry and his wife, Debbie, of Mapleton, and their two children, Jennifer Sawyer Buzza and her husband, Aaron, and great-granddaughter, Madelyn Kay, and Julie Sawyer Powers and her husband, Zachary. She is also survived by her daughter, Connie Sawyer Duchardt and her husband, Roger, of Presque Isle, and their two children, Christopher Duchardt and his wife, Melissa, and great-stepgranddaughter, McKenna LaFave, great-granddaughter, Kaylee Collins, and great-grandson, Isaac Duchardt, and Melinda Duchardt Corey and her husband, Brian, and great-granddaughters, Alice and Elizabeth Corey. She is survived also by a brother, the Rev. John MacNeill of Florida; a sister, Ethel Gwyer of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle, with the Rev. Mike Shaw officiating. Relatives and friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at Southside Cemetery, Mapleton. Friends who wish may make donations in her memory to State Street Baptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 826, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Due to allergies, the family has requested that floral tributes be made with artificial flowers. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.

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