CORINNA – Arlene (Jackson) Hersey went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 8, 2014, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Feb. 18, 1932, in Plymouth, the daughter of Elwood and Edna (Whitney) Jackson.
She attended Plymouth schools and Newport High School. Arlene met Norman “Bill” Hersey of Newport and they were married on Nov. 11, 1948. Later in life she worked for Snowflake Canning in Corinna. She and her husband Bill owned and managed Bill’s Restaurant in Corinna. She ran a state-licensed daycare in her home and also cared for a foster child.
Arlene always enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and crafts and loved gardening and canning. She also enjoyed camping and snowmobiling with her family and friends. Her happiest times were spent with her husband, children, and grandchildren, loving them and just being together. Arlene was a prayer warrior, compassionate and loving. She attended Pleasant Street Christian Church in Corinna.
Arlene is survived by a son, Philip Hersey and his wife, Kelly, and granddaughter, Kristen, of Dixmont; grandson, Zachary Currier and friend, Cassie, and her daughter of Corinna; grandson, Christopher Currier and his wife, Gia, and two sons, Chris and Samuel of Manassas, Va.; son-in-law, Daniel Currier; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Bill; her loving daughter, Brenda (Hersey) Currier; her infant son, Bruce; her parents; two brothers, Linwood Jackson and Red Jackson; and a sister, Delora.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Pleasant Street Christian Church, Corinna, with the Rev. Dave Chenowith officiating. Friends may call at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service, followed by a luncheon reception. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.