DOVER FOXCROFT – Rosalie M. (Robinson) Hammond, 82, wife of the late Rev. Maynard Hammond, passed away Feb. 11, 2014, at a Bangor hospital after a short illness. She was born March 10, 1931, in Bangor, the daughter of Alfred and Elinor (Ellis) Robinson.
Rosalie often spoke of the fond memories growing up on the Odlin Road surrounded by family. She was a graduate of Bangor High School, maintaining many enjoyable relationships with her Class of 1949 school mates over the years. After graduation she worked in the office of L.C. Tyler Insurance Agency as a secretary. Rosalie married the Rev. Maynard Hammond on Sept. 14, 1959. They resided in Bangor and Veazie, prior to moving to Grosse Point, Mich. Upon returning to Maine they moved to Skowhegan. Rosalie worked as a homemaker, often feeding delicious chocolate chip cookies to her children’s friends after school or when kids stopped over to play or after sporting events. Rosalie also worked as Maynard’s secretary at the Federated Church in Skowhegan for 25 years. She was very active in and enjoyed tremendously the Women’s Fellowship and Couples Club at the church. When Maynard and Rosalie retired they moved to Dover Foxcroft, close to her large family and old friends. It was in Dover, years before, where she first met Maynard when he was the minister at the First Baptist Church of Dover Foxcroft.
Rosalie will be remembered for her love of cooking, her dry sense of humor, and the deep love she had for family and friends. She is survived by a son, Paul Hammond and his wife, Paula; a daughter, Suzanne Tilton and her husband, Larry; and two adored granddaughters, Paige Hammond and Alyssa Tilton. She is also survived by her siblings, sister, Joan Conley; and brothers, Al Robinson Jr., Bill Robinson and his wife, Ginny, and Jim Robinson and his wife, Peggy. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. She thought the world of and will be remembered by a special group of friends in Skowhegan. Rosalie was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Elinor Robinson; her husband, Maynard Hammond; a brother-in-law, James Conley; and a sister-in-law, Roberta Robinson. The family would like to thank the caregivers, staff and new friends at Sunbury Village in Bangor where Maynard and Rosalie resided for the past year, for all their caring support.
Friends are invited to call noon until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, with the Rev. Chad Poland officiating. Burial in the family lot at Rural Grove Cemetery will be in the spring. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.