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Obituary for Elsie Andre (Hathaway)

Elsie  Andre (Hathaway)
Leeds-Elsie Andre, 98, passed away at home on September 23, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on August 4, 1918 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts to Alton and Lillian (Ellis) Hathaway. She attended schools in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. In 1937 she married Frank Andre and they resided in West Bridgewater, MA. In 1958, they moved their three children to a farm in Leeds, Maine. They enjoyed 47 years together before Frank’s passing in 1984. For many years, Elsie was a homemaker raising her children and bountiful gardens. If it could be canned, preserved or frozen, she did it. In 1970, she went to work in the dietary department of Greene Acres Manor Nursing home and remained there until her retirement at age 70. Elsie was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She attended as many sporting and special events for her family as she possibly could. She loved to play cards and games and shared that love with her family. In her later years, traveling to Arizona and Gettysburg as well as camping summers in Weld were very special to her. One of her last adventures was going to Bangor to the Dolly Parton concert for her 98th birthday. She is survived by her sons, Gregory Andre, of Bingham, Francis Andre and his wife, Jolene, of Leeds, and her daughter, Jolene Littlehale and her husband, Jeffrey, of Bryant Pond; five grandchildren, Brad Andre and his wife, Laurie, Missy Black and her husband, Keith, Brian Andre and his wife, Jen, Ben Shimamura and his wife, Ashley, and Caiti Black and her husband, Mike; seven great-grandchildren, Emily Murphy and fiancée, Ryan, Shane Murphy and companion, Marty, Ashley Black, Lillie Black, Brooke Andre, Alexa Andre and Parker Andre; one great-great grandchild, Blake Letourneau. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Frank; her five brothers and one sister; her daughter-in-law, Anita Andre; and a special niece, Jeri Celia. Special thanks to Dr. Nicollette Erickson for all of her special care, Dr Greg Friedel, the Oncology Staff at Rumford Community Hospital, Molly and the other visiting nurses from Androscoggin Home Health. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at:

Andre – Elsie P. 98, a resident of Leeds, passed away on Friday morning Sept 23, 2016 at her home in Leeds. Visiting hours will be 3 to 5 pm on Friday September 30th at BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main Street, Monmouth, Maine with a graveside service to follow at Leeds Center Cemetery, Rt. 106, Leeds, Maine. If desired, contributions may be made to: Rumford Hospital Lariviere Oncology Suite, 420 Franklin Street, Rumford, Maine 04276.
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