HOPE – Faith Elizabeth Hart, 79, a lifelong resident of Hope, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, with her family by her side at home. Born July 12, 1933, in Camden, she was the daughter of Raymond E. and Ellen (Thurlow) Ludwig.
She was a graduate of Camden High School, class of 1951, and Husson College, class of 1952. On June 22, 1952, she married Obed Arthur Hart of Hope at Hope Community Church. Faith was employed by the town of Hope for 25 years as tax collector and 20 years as deputy town clerk. Her memberships included Hope Historical Society, where she served as treasurer since 1989, Mid-Coast Ladies Club, Hope Grange, Ocean View Chapter No. 20 Order of the Eastern Star, Sunshine Club of Anah Shrine, Hobbs Pond Association, the RFD Club and Hatchet Mountain Snowmobile Club. Her hobbies included reading, gardening, canning and doing crossword puzzles. Faith and Obed enjoyed traveling and took several ocean cruises and three trips to Columbia, South America.
Surviving is her husband, Obed A. Hart of Hope; three sons, Dan Hart and his wife, Julie, of Bethel, Paul Hart and his partner, Sharon Hanley, of Rockport and Andrew Hart and his wife, Sherri, of Rockport; seven grandchildren, Lauren Hart, Lindsay Hart, both of Boston, Joshua Hart of Portland, Casey Hart of Gorham, Christopher Hart, Kayla Hart and Connor Hart, all of Rockport; a sister, Ann Leadbetter and her husband, Ron, of Hope; her stepmother, Evelyn Ludwig of Camden; a cousin, Muriel Pinkham of Thomaston; several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at John Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Peg Moser officiating, with a reception aftereward. Interment will be private at Hope Grove Cemetery, Hope. If desired, memorial gifts in her memory may be made to Hope Historical Society, care of Gwen Brodis, 367 Buzzell Hill Road, Hope, ME 04847 or Oncology Patient Assistance Fund, care of Waldo County General Hospital, P.O. Box 287, Belfast, ME 04915. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden. Condolences may be shared with the Hart family by visiting their Book of Memories at