CAMDEN – Agnes Louise Crabtree, 90, beloved wife of Robert F. “Bob” Crabtree, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Quarry Hill. Born Nov. 23, 1921, in South Hope, she was the daughter of Woodbury W. and Annie (Harris) Lermond.
Agnes was a 1939 graduate of Union High School. On Nov. 29, 1939, she married Robert Frank Crabtree in Rockport. Agnes and Bob lived in Camden until 1975, lived in South Hope for 15 years and moved back to Camden in 1990. Agnes had worked in her earlier years as a nanny for private homes then for 20 years worked at Chater’s Greenhouse. She was a former member of Order of the Eastern Star, Chadavae at Chestnut Street Baptist Church, South Hope Grange No. 318, Pomona Grange, Maine State Grange, Sportsmen’s Alliance of Maine and Hope Historical Society. She enjoyed dancing, going ice fishing and attending the agricultural state fairs throughout Maine each year.
Surviving is her husband of 72 years, 11 months and six days, Robert F. Crabtree of Camden; her daughter, Patricia Ellen Crabtree Girr of South Portland; and one niece, Norma Greenrose of West Rockport and her family. Agnes, Aggie to some, was loved dearly and also is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Phillip R. Crabtree of Thomaston, Everett S. Crabtree and Virginia of South Hope, Rita Grinnell Elliott of Camden, Claire C. Frye of Rockport, John G. Crabtree and Virginia of Warren; and former sisters-in-law, Lucy W. Crabtree of South Hope and Greta R. Crabtree of Waldoboro and Florida. Additional survivors include many, many special nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Jean Crabtree, who was born and died Sept. 28, 1948; brother, Edwin S. Lermond and wife, Leona; sister, Glenys M. Hills; brother-in-law, Kenneth L. Crabtree and wife, Phyllis; brother-in-law, Richard A. Crabtree; sister-in-law, Hope B. Crabtree; and son-in-law, Leo Girr. The Crabtree family expresses their gratitude to the many caregivers at Quarry Hill and at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, where she received warm and gracious care.
A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Camden, with the Rev. Kevin Pleas officiating. A gathering will be held afterward at Rockport Masonic Center, 361 Main St., Rockport. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Quarry Hill Resident Activities Fund, 30 Community Drive, Camden, ME 04843 or Camden Area District Nursing Association, P.O. Box 547, Camden, ME 04843. Cards of sympathy may be addressed to the Crabtree family, Quarry Hill Terraces #340, 30 Community Drive, Camden, ME 04843. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden. Condolences may be shared with the Crabtree family at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com.