Ernestine H. Whitman, 78

Ernestine Whitman

STANDISH — Ernestine “Ernie” Hewett Whitman, 78, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

The daughter of Ernest and Isabelle (Groves) Hewett, she was one of 10 children and was born in Winthrop on March 6, 1940. She attended Winthrop schools and graduated from Cony High School. She married Paul Whitman on Sept. 14, 1957. They lived in Portland for a brief time and then moved to Standish to raise their family. She worked for GTE Sylvania in Standish for 29 years, retiring in 1995.

Ernie enjoyed playing golf, and she was a member of the Naples Golf Club Women’s League. She enjoyed camping with her husband, was a member of the Good Sam’s Club and looked forward to their yearly camping trip to the Fryeburg Fair. After retirement, they enjoyed winters in Florida. She liked to knit and bake. Above all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Paul Whitman; her sons, Bruce Whitman of Pennsylvania and Mark Whitman of Limington; her daughters, Brenda Buzzell of East Baldwin and Stacy Nunley of Gray; her 10 grandchildren and her eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Windham Chapel of Dolby, Blais & Segee, 434 River Road. A celebration of life followed at 3 p.m., at the funeral home. Interment will take place in East Winthrop at a later date. Please visit to view Ernie’s tribute page and to sign her online guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074, or to the Brandon Thibeau Scholarship Fund, Cumberland Maine Fire Association, 366 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, ME 04021.

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