Doris Pond, 97

CASCO — Doris Pond, 97, formerly of Farmington, died on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.

She was born in Limestone on Nov. 20, 1915. Doris moved to Farmington when she was 15. She married John F. Pond in August 1924. Doris raised his six children as her own in addition to the seven children they had together. In 1969, John and Doris moved to Casco, where she resided until her health deteriorated. Her family was the “heartbeat” of her life.

Doris was predeceased by her husband in 1988; four children, William, Maurice, Geraldine and Gerald; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.

Surviving are five sons, John Pond, Philip Gendreau, Robert Pond, Burpey Pond and Richard Pond; four daughters, Madeline Kilponen, Virginia Kyes, Emma Reynolds and Constance Deering; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home in Casco.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to: The Baron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME 04102.

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