Adeline B. Hammond, 89

Adeline B. Hammond

Adeline B. Hammond

FRYEBURG — Adeline “Bette” Brown Hammond, 89, passed away peacefully on Aug. 9, 2013 at her home in Fryeburg with her daughters at her side.

She was born on May 7, 1924, at Memorial Hospital in No. Conway, N.H., and after graduating from Fryeburg Academy, she married Wilbur (Hammy) Hammond. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21, 2012.

She worked with her husband to build the lumber business, Thomas Hammond and Son, in East Hiram. They traveled throughout the United States and Canada and served as People to People Ambassadors to China for the U.S. State Department.

Adeline was a nurturer and caregiver for so many during her long life and was very active in her community. She organized the first Earth Day in East Hiram, an act in which she took great pride and satisfaction. She was very active in the Mt. Cutler Elementary School PTA and was a lifelong member of the Maine Audubon Society. She was a member of Eastern Star and served on various committees in both the Congregational Church of Hiram and the United Church of Christ in Fryeburg, where she was part of a group that worked with an orphanage in Puerto Rico. She was also an avid supporter of the Fryeburg Academy Music Department.

She was devoted to her family and was predeceased by her husband Wilbur F. Hammond, her father Capt. Roger C. Brown and her mother Marion Pitman Brown, her sister Ann Marie Turley, and a brother Roger C. Brown Jr.

She is survived by a brother Robert Brown and his wife Margaret of Sanford.

Adeline will be greatly missed by her loving family: Wilbur F. Hammond Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Sequim, Wash., Toby B. Hammond and wife, Janie, of Naples, Connie-Lee Jones and husband, Woody, of Portland, Cheryl-Lynn Outram and husband, Jim, of Fryeburg, Thomas S. Hammond and wife, Debbie, of Sarasota, Fla., and Christian T. Hammond and wife, Madeleine, of Hiram; grandchildren, Wilbur F. Hammond III and wife, Colleen, Robyn Sala and husband, Joseph, Holly Nass and husband, Jon, Nathan Boothby and wife, Casey, Justin Boothby and wife, Ashley, Amanda Boothby, Thomas Hammond II and wife, Susie, Greta Fiorina and husband, Mike, and Benjamin Hammond; and eleven great-grandchildren: Willow Hammond, Jacob, Maxwell and Eliza Nass, Karlie and Kayla Boothby, Cyrus and Liesl Boothby, Carter Hammond and Adeline and John Thomas Fiorina.

A private celebration of life will be held at the family home on Kezar Lake in the Fall. Adeline will be interred in Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg, Maine.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Adeline's name to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg, Maine. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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