Gerrish, Edna M.

Gerrish, Edna  M.

South Gouldsboro — Edna M. Gerrish, 96, died January 18, 2018 at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. She was born December 10, 1921 in Arlington, MA, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Farrell) Bickford.

Edna was educated in Woburn, MA schools and graduated from high school in 1939. She enrolled at Tewksbury State Hospital L.P.N., School of Nursing. Receiving her degree she enlisted in the US Army during WWII. Edna was stationed at Maxwell Field, Montgomery, AL. She and her husband Robert S, Gerrish were married March 10, 1945 at Fort Dix, NJ. Edna worked at area nursing homes in MA. She was an active member of the following organizations. The Fellowship Bible Church, Burlington, MA, a board member of the Inter Faith Center, Waltham, MA, member of the Women’s Council of Gordon College, President of Gold Star Mothers, Woburn, MA, volunteer at Bedford, MA V.A. Hospital, Charter member of Women in Military Services for America and a member of the American Legion Post #207, Trenton.

She is survived by her daughter, Louise F. Baker and husband Ret. Lt. Commander Ronald Baker of Ocala, FL; three, granddaughters, Meagan, Bonnie Baker and Gary Oates and Jennifer Coburn and husband Gregg; foster daughter, June Livie and husband Ronald and family; foster son, Rev. James McLeod and wife Carolyn and family; great-great-granddaughter, Arianna Rosie; great-grandson, Austin Oates; special niece, Norma Strainer and husband John; many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Robert; son, Alan R. Gerrish in the Vietnam War; brother, Bud Bickford and wife Barbara; great-grandson, Taylor Baker; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Rosie.

A graveside service with military honors will be held in the spring at Bunker Cemetery, South Gouldsboro.

Those who desire may make contributions in Edna’s memory to the E. W. Dixon Memorial Clinic Committee, 37 Clinic Road, Gouldsboro 04607

Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State St. Ellsworth.

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  • Lorraine (Pitt) Crook, Dave Crook, & William E. Pitt, Jr. Posted February 8, 2018 5:22 pm

    Two generations of friendship are remembered with love and affection as we send our sincere condolences to all of Edna’s family. Edna and Bob Gerrish and Lydia and Frank Gerrish were close friends of both our parents and grandparents. Over the years we have been very grateful for the kindness and companionship Edna has shown our mother. Our mother, Claranne Hamilton Pitt, adored her. Edna’s door was always open to everyone for a cup of tea and a spirited conversation. Whenever any of our family stopped by to visit Edna, it was always a delightful visit. Edna was especially sweet to send a birthday card to Claranne’s daughter, Lorraine, last year for her 70th birthday to commemorate both Edna’s daughter, Louise, and Claranne’s daughter, Lorraine, being born one month apart. That card will be a cherished keepsake. In our minds, Edna will always be remembered as a very gracious, compassionate, and caring person. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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