Cecilia R. Berwick, 79

Cecilia Berwick

Cecilia Berwick

SCARBOROUGH — Cecilia Rand Berwick, 79, resident at Maine Veteran’s Home in Scarborough, passed away on May 16, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born in Farmington on March 11, 1934 to Marion Young Rand and Cecil Rand. Cecilia graduated from Farmington High School. She then entered into service to our country as a Marine stationed at Camp LeJeune, N.C.

In addition to full time mother and frequent public school advocate, Cecilia worked as a home health aide. She last worked as a Foster Grandparent at Bayside Community Center in Portland. For more than 65 years, she was also a devoted member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, primarily in the Cape Elizabeth Ward.

Cecilia was predeceased by her beloved infant son, Jodi Laird.

She is survived by her former husband and lifelong friend, Robert Berwick; her sisters, Clara Lawrence of Hermon and Geraldine Cook of Surry; her children, Roberta Elias of Natick, Mass., Rebecca McLellan of Naples, Robert A. Berwick of Saco, Regena Deck of Raymond, N.H. and Randall Berwick, of San Jose, Calif.; and many loved and treasured grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service with full military honors on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements are under the care of A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to www.athutchins.com

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