Edith M. Hardy

PORTLAND — Edith M. (Allen) Hardy, 91 years young, of Portland, passed away at her home on Monday, Nov. 22. She was born in Bridgton on August 2, 1919, the oldest child of nine, to Lawrence F. and Mamie Lopeman Allen, Sr. of Bridgton. She attended schools in the Bridgton area. She lived in Portland all of her married life, living in the same home for over 60 years. As a homemaker she was always there helping and assisting her parents and all of her younger brothers and sis- ters whenever she could and in her early married years, she took in wash- ing, ironing and mending for others. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and knitting sweaters for family members. She belonged to the Stevens Avenue Congregational Church in Portland for many years and was President and in charge of the church’s knitting table at their annual fair.

She always had a smile on her face for everyone to enjoy. She will be sadly missed by her daughter and grandson and especially her grand- daughter and great-grandson who lived with her. She is survived by her daughter, Florence Moreau and her husband Jean Paul of East Waterboro; a brother, Walter Allen of Connecticut; a grandson, Duane Locke of Windham; a granddaughter, Michelle Andreoli and a great- grandson, Niko Andreoli both of Portland. Michelle and Niko have lived with Edith and taken care of her for many years. Edith has always been known as Nana to her grandchildren and great-grandson. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Hardy; her parents; four brothers, Lawrence Allen, Jr., William Allen, Benjamin Allen and Michael Allen; and three sisters, Phyllis Los, Josephine Bailey and Mary Wyman. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the hardworking staff at Maine Nephrology Associates in Portland for the wonderful care they provided to Edith. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.andrewsgreenleaf.com

Memorial services will be on Friday, Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton with Rev. Ed Boon officiating, followed by interment at Forest Hills Annex Cemetery.

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