Bertha Mae Coombs, 90

NORWAY — Bertha Mae Coombs, 90, of Norway, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at her home with her family by her side.

She was born and raised in Standish, the daughter of Patrick and Annie (Maines) Laughlin.

Bertha enjoyed family cookouts and going out to eat, going to yard sales and auctions, country music and dancing with her husband, Milton. She especially enjoyed shopping for her grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren.

Bertha is survived by her husband Milton of Norway; sons Lester Hawkes of Raymond and Jim Hawkes of Gorham; a daughter Gerry Carro of Norway; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held on Sunday at Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Monday. Interment was at the Dow Corner Cemetery in Standish. Online condolences may be expressed at

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