May 30, 2020
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BELFAST – May L. Small, 96, died Feb. 26, 2010, at a local health care facility. She was born July 29, 1913, in Swanville, the daughter of Charles and Leona (Lenfest) Small. May worked for many years as a stitcher at the Belfast pants factory, and after their closing she traveled daily to Van Balen’s, Rockland, until her retirement. She loved hunting and camping with her husband, Ephraim, and their family. In her later years, having breakfast downtown and visiting the local shops filled her time. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Ephraim; a son, David; a brother, Herbert; infant sister, Carrie; and two infant brothers. Surviving May are her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Phyllis Small of Searsport; a sister, Gladys Waterman of Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Kevin, Barry, Allan, James and Betsey; eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, an aunt, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends are invited to call 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Graveside funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 14, at Smart Cemetery, Belfast, with Pastor Rick Lambert officiating. Friends are invited to make memorial contributions to a charity of their choice in May’s memory.

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