NORTH BROOKLIN and JONESPORT – Carolyn Sherman Richmond, 99, passed away March 17, 2013, at the home she shared with her daughter, Carol, in Jonesport. She was born Oct. 5, 1913, at home in Pembroke, Mass., to Louis A. and Bertha (Shepherd) Sherman.
After graduating valedictorian of her class, she continued her education at Massachusetts School of Art, Boston, graduating in 1938. She taught art in Hartford, Conn., until her marriage to Robert W. Richmond in 1940. In 1949 they moved from their home in Pembroke, Mass., to Maine permanently. She enjoyed and appreciated the arts, continuing to use her artistic abilities well into her 90s, to the delight of her family. Reading to her children was passed down from her parents and she strongly believed this exposure helps build good values in children. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she assumed the role of ambassadorship of “Old Grovehurst” on her ancestral acres in North Brooklin until her 90th year and ensured that generations to come will continue this heritage, “So, Cheers to Old Grovehurst!”
She is survived by her brother, Charles of Center Rutland, Vt.; four children, Carol Richmond-Diskus of Jonesport, Deane and wife, Kathryn, of Machias, Nancy Wentworth of Orland and Mark and wife, Gena, of Cherryfield; grandchildren, Tanya, Daniel, Sarah, Ben, Amy, Seth, Kate, Anna, Erin and Geri Anne; several great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; brother-in-law, Donald and wife, Ruth, of St. Louis; several nieces and nephews; a few cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob, in 2007; four brothers, a sister, a nephew, two grandchildren, two sons-in-law, brothers and sisters in-law. The family extends their gratitude and thanks to Jessica, Cathy, CHCS Hospice, and Ada at INH for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, at Carolyn’s request, those who wish may make a contribution in memory of her and the early settlers of the area to Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society, P.O. Box 171, Sedgwick, ME 04676.