Edith R. Stanwood

Edith R. Stanwood

Southwest Harbor

Edith R. Stanwood passed away at home where she was raised on March 23, 2024. She was born April 13, 1941, the daughter of Raleigh E. Stanwood and Madeline (Norwood) Stanwood.

Edith graduated from Pemetic High School, class of 1959. Following high school, she attended nursing school and began a 42-year career as a nurse. Her passion lied in serving others, this was not only evident in her career but in her service and commitment to St John’s Episcopal church. Edith enjoyed volunteering at West side food pantry, Southwest Harbor Library, Hancock County Hospice, the Someville Union Meeting House pie making, and the MDI Hospital auxiliary just to name a few.

Edith loved her social life. She was part of a literary club, a Foodie group, Bible study, Senior College, the Neighborhood luncheons, swimming at the Harbor Ridge, Island Quilters, and Sorority Beta Sigma Phi in her younger days.

Edith loved Southwest Harbor and was lucky to have her classmates from Pemetic High School in her life. The “Pemetic Girls” traveled and spent time with each other annually.

She is survived by her brother Robert E. Stanwood, her son Jai M. Higgins and wife Lynn, her daughter Tasha Higgins and husband Paul Rozeffe, grandchildren Grace, Tristan, Quincy, Kylie, Valentina, Valedah and her special kitties Pete and Pepe. Edith was predeceased by her son Robert L. Higgins, sister Kathlyn O’Brien, and her parents.

A service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edith’s memory to West Side Food Pantry, MDI Hospital Auxiliary, or Southwest Harbor library.

Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com

5 Condolences

  • Roland, Dottie and Rolanda Posted March 26, 2024 9:40 pm

    Jai, Tasha and your entire family our sincere condolences on your Mom’s passing.

  • Julie Swan Posted March 27, 2024 8:22 am

    Edie and I attended school and dancing lessons from ages 5-9. But through the years, I returned to Southwest Harbor and usually found her for a nice visit. The last time we saw one another was when we both came to visit our mutual friend, Anne DeGolyer, the day before Anne died. Edie’s sweetness was always in evidence. Visiting her home always involved embracing her cats. We had a memorable walk to Wonderland one year as she took one of her young grandchildren. I’ll miss Edie a lot when I get back to SW Harbor! At our age, one wonders: Who will be left? Condolences to Edie’s family. She loved them so much.

  • Martha B. Posted March 27, 2024 2:52 pm

    Edie was such a lovely woman and a wonderful nurse. She will be missed by so many.

  • Patricia Morrison Posted April 1, 2024 10:27 am

    I knew Edie from our work together in the Hospital Auxiliary. She was always friendly and helpful. She will be greatly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Armand Paquin Posted April 13, 2024 11:16 am

    To Edie’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a special and good person. Thinking of all of you at this time

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