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.
Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com