NORTH SEARSPORT – Carol Francis (Dean) Hersom, 69, on Jan. 10, 2014, surrounded by her family, peacefully passed into eternity. She was born Sept. 2, 1944, in Portland, the daughter of Derwin and Catherine Dean.
She graduated from Belfast High School in 1963. Carol married the love of her life, Myron Hersom on Nov. 8, 1963. They celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage this past November. Carol lived a life full of family, friends, and community. Not only was she a loving wife and mother but an active select person, school board member, ambulance attendant, and an active member of the North Searsport United Methodist Church. She worked for more than 20 years as a secretary for the Anah Shriners in Bangor. Carol was a talented, creative woman who enjoyed the outdoors. She loved time spent fishing and hunting with her family. Carol’s gifts of cooking, painting, knitting, and sewing filled our lives with pleasure.
Carol is survived by her husband, Myron E. Hersom Sr.; four children, Myron II and his wife, Susan, of Gray, Darin Hersom and wife, Jennifer, of Swanville, Constance Hersom Ethier and husband, Richard, and Heidi Hersom Laiche and husband, Russell, of Spotsylvania, Va.; two sisters, Susan Foresman and husband, Tom, and Barbara Knowles and husband, Trevor; and one brother, Paul Dean and wife, Susan. She was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Paulette Clark; and one daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Elwell Hersom. The family thanks the staff of Waldo County Hospital and the Waldo County Home Healthcare and Hospice for their gracious care.
Family and friends will gather for visitation 4-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at Young Funeral Home, 31 West Main St., Searsport. A funeral service will be held 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Searsport Full Gospel Church, East Main St., Searsport, with Pastor Elizabeth Bailey- Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in the spring at Union River Cemetery, Belfast. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory may be made to North Searsport United Methodist Church Building Fund, care of Dean Hustus, P.O. Box 169, North Searsport, ME 04974.