Five Maine charities to benefit from estate distribution

Posted May 08, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.

Five local charities, and six others from out of state, are beneficiaries under the will of Jennie

Bemis, of Holden, who passed away in 2012. Children’s Miracle Network of Eastern Maine, Hope House,

The Bangor Humane Society, Animal Orphanage of Old Town, and Shaw House all received checks today

from Attorney Charles Gilbert of Gilbert & Greif, P.A., who is working with Mrs. Bemis; nephew on the

Estate. Including the national charitable groups which received checks, the total distribution was in

excess of $300,000.00.

“As far as we can tell, Jennie was not a client of, or volunteer at, any of the organizations she

decided to support,” said Gilbert. “Evidently, she did some research and reading and seemed to have

some specific ideas about how she wanted to help.” “Her late husband owned a small trucking

company, which he sold to a larger one, and she was a secretary,” added Gilbert.

Each of the five local beneficiary organizations has expressed its appreciation at the generosity

of Mrs. Bemis, and will use the funds to support programs and services in the greater Bangor area. The

other bequests went to organizations involved in medical research.

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