Anita L. Kilkenny, 75

Anita L. Kilkenny

Anita Louise Kilkenny, 75, of Bridgton, passed away Oct. 17, 2012 after a long illness.

She was born in Skowhegan on Aug. 23, 1937. She married the love of her life, Erald Kilkenny when she was only 15 years old.  They shared nearly 60 wonderful years together. They raised their children, Erald Jr. and Shirley on a farm in Guilford, Conn.

Anita was a skilled homemaker, churning her own butter and sewing clothes for the family. When their children were grown, Anita and Erald moved to Maine, though their children and their children’s families soon followed. Anita worked at the Sebago Shoe Shop in Bridgton for 18 years. She loved crafts and could usually be found in her craft room, drinking from her giant bottle of Pepsi. Upon retiring from the shoe shop, Anita taught ceramic and stained glass classes in her home. Anita’s greatest joy in life was making craft projects to give to her loved ones. Anita will be remembered for her feisty spirit, sharp tongue, quick wit and her endless compassion to give to others.

Anita is predeceased by her father Earl Bennett, grandparents Colman and Mattie Bennett, sister Earlean, and her beloved pug Mojo.

She is survived by her husband Erald; sister Pat Campbell and her husband Ed of Pa.; son Erald Kilkenny Jr. and wife Gina of Woolwich; daughter Shirley Conforte and husband Jay of Casco; grandsons Erald III and wife Norma of Ohio; Justin Conforte and his wife Danielle of Naples and granddaughter Corrin Conforte, also of Naples; niece Debbie Mirtie; and five great-grandchildren.

Erald would like to thank the caregivers at Bridgton Health Care for caring for Anita when he was no longer able to keep her at home. At Anita’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Anita’s memory may send one to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter or Bridgton Health Care Center.

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