LYDIA (LEET) WILLEY

Posted April 13, 2012, at 7:43 p.m.

MILO – Lydia (Leet) Willey "Ma," 63, a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, went home to be with the Lord on the morning before her 64th birthday April 12, 2012. Ma was born April 13, 1948, the oldest daughter to Bernice (Astle) and James Leet.

Ma was a woman of many talents; she loved to cook, loved to craft, and had a talent like no other when it came to floral arrangements and Christmas wreaths. She had a passion for wildlife and nature. She never passed up the opportunity to gamble, or to advocate for someone in need. She enjoyed watching the Red Sox and was always up for a good day trip. Ma’s greatest joy and pride in life was her children. She equally shared her unconditional love for all four of them.

Ma was predeceased by her parents; grandparents, Nettie (Baker) and Clinton Astle; brother, Raymond Leet; and her beloved husband, Millard Willey. She is survived by her sons, Richard and Tammy Andrick, and Jeffrey Andrick; daughters, Tracey and Everett Gray, Gail and Joey Spack; stepson, Todd and Susan Willey; dearly loved grandchildren, Richie and Josh Ireland, Miranda Royal, Cody Andrick, Chris Gray and fiancee, Morgan Royal, Savannah Stubbs and Emily Spack; and stepgrandchildren, Zach and Jacob Willey. She eagerly and anxiously awaited the arrival of her great-grandson, Brody Michael Gray. She also leaves behind a brother, Robert Leet; sisters, Lynn Allen and Susan Burke; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and her beloved cat, Troubles.

A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at United Baptist Church, Milo, with the Rev. Phil McGlauflin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Health and Counseling Service Hospice, 1093 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426, where Ma received wonderful, compassionate care in her final months here on earth. A private graveside service will be conducted on Mother’s Day at Evergreen Cemetery, Milo.

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