Caroline S. Cram

HIRAM — Caroline S. Cram, 83, died on Dec. 8, 2011 at her home in Hiram after a long illness with loving family by her side.

She was born in Portland on May 4, 1928, a daughter of Everett and Eva Charron Sanborn. She grew up in Island Pond, Vt. and graduated from Brighton High School. She was very fond of Island Pond and visited there many times over the years after moving away.

She married Vernon N. Cram on June 14, 1947.

Caroline was a hard worker and worked when she could when her children were young. When they got older, she worked for many years as a supervisor for Alfred Footwear in Limerick until their closing. She then worked a few more years at Sebago Moc in Bridgton.

She was a charter member of the Hiram VFW Women’s Auxiliary, a member since Nov. 9, 1952. She was also a longtime member of the Hiram Community Church and Women’s Guild. She was always very active in many village, school and church activities.

Caroline loved to cook and was famous for her baking and cake decorating. She surrounded her family with wonderful friends and loved Saturday night dances and get-togethers. Her family was her all and she was always a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Everett Sanborn Jr., Kenneth Sanborn and Donald A. Sanborn; and her grandson.

Surviving are two sons, Dwight Cram Sr. of Phillips and Michael Cram of Hiram; a daughter, Brenda Michaud of Falmouth; a brother, Robert Sanborn of Columbia Falls; two sisters, Helen Dalphonse of Conway, N.H. and Margaret Schnur of Colo, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held on Monday, Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Hiram Community Church. Rev. Mark Rustin officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Donations in her name may be made to: Sacopee Rescue, PO Box 367, Parsonsfield, ME 04047.

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