Aldine I. Meserve, 84

RAYMOND — Aldine I. Meserve, 84, of Raymond passed to a higher life on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Hospice House in Auburn after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.

She was born June 26, 1928 in North Raymond, the daughter of 0. Elliott and Marzie (Hodgkins) Tripp. She attended local schools and graduated from Pennell Institute in Gray in 1947.

She was an active, 70-year member of Sabbathday Lake Grange #365 where she held many offices. She joined the Cumberland Androscoggin Pomona (later North Cumberland Pomona), where she served as a junior deputy of the Maine State Grange. Later as a member of the Androscoggin Pomona, she served as secretary for many years. Aldine was a member of the Maine State Grange and a Seventh Degree member of the National Grange. At the time of her death, she was a member of Danville Jct. Grange #65.

Aldine is survived by five daughters, Marzie Burnell, Roberta Meserve, both of Raymond, Carol St. Lawrence, Susie Faulkner, both of Hudson and Norma Meserve of Raymond; three sons, David Meserve of Auburn, Jim Meserve of Farmingdale and John Meserve of Casco; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three nieces.

She was predeceased by brothers Donald and Reginald.

A committal service was held at the North Raymond Cemetery on Wednesday, June 5 at 11 a.m. A gathering of family and friends followed at the Danville Jct. Grange #65, 15 Grange Street, Danville.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to: Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

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