Arlene E. Proctor, 89

Arlene Proctor

Arlene Proctor

HARPSWELL — Arlene E. Proctor, 89, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Mid Coast Health Care.

She was born in North Bridgton, May 28, 1925, the daughter of Everett and Lubelle Warren Darling. She lived on Little Yarmouth Island and attended school on Bethel Point, where her mother taught school, later attending school on Gun Point. She attended Brunswick High School for two years, and graduated from Bridgton Academy in 1943.

She married Leland Proctor in 1944 and lived in Casco for 25 years. Mr. Proctor died Feb. 13, 1983.

Mrs. Proctor worked at CBS, Raytheon in Windham and Bridgton Knitting Mill. She later cleaned summer cottages, and moved back home to assist her sister Lillian care for their father and two friends who where blind, all the while also working at Jay Brush and Auerbach Shoe in Brunswick.

She was a member of the Great Island Church of the Nazarene where she was a former treasurer, janitor and Sunday School teacher.

She was predeceased by two daughters, Arletta and Bonita; and her sister Verona (Lillian) Toothaker.

She is survived by a son, LaForrest Proctor and his wife Betty of Harrison; and a daughter, Judith Proctor Morgan and her husband Paul of East Harpswell; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick, Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Great Island Church of the Nazarene, Rt. 24, Harpswell, with Pastor Mark Drinkwater and Pastor Kendall Dutton officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow. Interment will be in Murch Cemetery, South Casco. For those unable to attend, condolences to the family may be posted and a "Tribute" of her life viewed at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Great Island Church of the Nazarene, 806 Harpswell Islands Road, Harpswell, ME 04079.

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