GREENVILLE – Natalie E. Ferland, 82, died Feb. 4, 2013, at Charles A. Dean Hospital, Greenville. She was born July 5, 1930, in Greenville, and was raised by her parents, Wilfred and Edith (Crossman) Holland.
She began working at age 13, waiting tables for her aunt, Sadie Crossman and was proud to have been able to work until age 75. She was known as “The Cake Lady,” and made cakes for all types of occasions. She was also known for her knitting, whether it was socks or sweaters.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd P. Ferland of Greenville Junction; son, Durward Ferland and wife, Patricia, of Greenville Junction; daughter, Mary Ferland of Greenville Junction; grandchildren, Kevin Canders and wife, Elizabeth, and their two children, Max and Ava, all of New Jersey, Lisa Henderson and husband, Carl, and their son, Cory, all of Greenville Junction, Durward Ferland Jr. of Portland, and David Ferland and companion, Mia Boucher-Shaw, and their daughter, Haley, all of Greenville Junction; sister-in-law, Bernice Canders of Greenville; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Michael Canders; three brothers, Roland, Hartley and James Durward; and sister, Olive McBriety.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Father Kevin Martin officiating. Spring burial will be at Greenville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for the rebuilding of St. Anthony Catholic Church and may be sent to St. Anthony Parish, P.O. Box 457, Greenville, ME 04441. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.