SMYRNA MILLS – Winifred Bielucki “Winnie,” died Jan. 30,2014, at Houlton Regional Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born Winifred Anna Transue on Jan. 14,1935, in Medford, Mass., daughter of Hilliard and Anna (Nevins) Transue.
She married Arthur Robson in 1953, now deceased, and had two daughters, Anna Lynne Gruber of Smyrna Mills, and Elizabeth “Lisa” Carleton of Rockland. She then married Peter Bielucki of Connecticut in 1975 and lived in St. Augustine, Fla., for 20 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Anna-Lynne Gruber, and Lisa Carleton and her husband, Gary Carleton; grandchildren, Robert Gruber, Keri-lee Gruber-Blake, Bryan Carleton, and Brandon Carleton; and great-grandchildren, Crystal and Emily Blake, and Mason Gruber. Winnie and Arthur had a son who was born July 3, 1958 who died on July 4,1958. Winnie was also predeceased by her brother, Roger Transue; and her sister, Carolyn Bright. She is survived by her husband, Peter; her sister, Joyce Johnson of Connecticut; her brothers, Henry Transue, and Edward Transue of Houlton; and a great-niece, Cathy Norton of St. Augustine, Fla. She has a large family and many friends from all over.
Winnie was an avid sewer of quilts like her mother who taught her everything about sewing. She enjoyed fishing and camping. Many fond memories at Lake Sennebec, Union. In Florida she loved to get on her moped that was rigged with a place for her fishing pole and head off to the pier. She also loved Bingo. Winnie was a good writer of short stories and poems. She loved people and her life in Maine. Winnie enjoyed giving mostly gifts she made. Some gifts she gave to people she didn’t even know, she just liked giving and watching everyone smile. She will be sadly missed.
She will be buried in Hodgdon at their family cemetery in the spring.