EASTPORT and CALAIS – Elaine B. Lodge, 96, passed away June 29, 2011, at Atlantic Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Calais. Elaine was born Feb. 9, 1915, in Eastport, to Plummer G. and Florence I. Boyden of Eastport.
She attended Eastport schools and graduated from Shead Memorial High School in 1932. Elaine worked locally at Wass’s Sardine Factory, Camick’s Drug Store and Marie’s Style Shop. She retired from Calais Regional Hospital, where she worked for more than 10 years as a nurse’s aide in addition to being a housewife. Elaine was very active in raising the funds for the thermal imaging camera for Eastport Fire Department. Elaine was active in her church, Christ Episcopal Church, Eastport, and played the organ there for more than 10 years along with helping with Sunday school and all the activities that the Woman’s Guild sponsored. She also volunteered for many years with Eastport Memorial Nursing Home Auxiliary. Elaine enjoyed daily crossword puzzles, crocheting and many craft projects. She also enjoyed socializing at Meals for ME and get-togethers with friends, especially the times she spent with Laura Turner in the yard swinging.
Elaine is survived by a loving and devoted son, Vincent H. Lodge Jr.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Vincent H. Lodge Sr.; and her daughter, Joan (Lodge) Foster.
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. July 8 at Hillside Cemetery, Eastport, with Lynn Rutledge officiating. Elaine’s church family is pleased to invite everyone to join them for refreshments after the service at Christ Episcopal Church parish hall, 21 Key St., Eastport. Donations may be made in Elaine’s memory to Christ Episcopal Church, 21 Key St., Eastport, ME 04631. Arrangements are in the care of Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at