Alberta C. Pease

CORNISH — Alberta C. Pease, 94, passed away on March 2, 2012 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland after a long illness.

She was born in Portland on April 27, 1917, the daughter of Hazel Clemons. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Cornish High School.

She was a devoted homemaker and farmer’s wife her entire life. She and her husband, Royden Pease, had a dairy farm and she delivered milk for many years. They also had an apple orchard where customers would pick their own apples. They also grew vegetables for many years as well. She also worked for several years in the SAD 55 school lunch program.

Alberta was a former member of the Cornish Grange and the York County Extension. She was famous for her quilting abilities. She enjoyed cooking, canning and loved to travel. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be sadly missed by her large family and all who knew her.

Besides her mother, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Royden Pease; and her son, William Pease Sr.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Shimer of Effingham, N.H. and Nancy Calnan of South Hiram; two sons, Howard “John” Pease of Cornish and Roger Pease of Cornish; 10 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held on Tuesday, March 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. There will be no funeral at this time. A graveside service will be later in the spring in Cornish.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Chris and Jen Calnan Adoption Account, c/o S.I.S. Bank, PO Box 128, Limerick, ME 04048.

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