Gertrude R. Fielding

RAYMOND — Gertrude R. Fielding, 87, of Raymond, passed away on March 7, 2011, with her family by her side.

Mrs. Fielding was born in Portland, on Aug. 29, 1923, the daughter of Frank and Eva (Nelson) Perry and was educated in Scarborough schools.

She attended Blackpoint Congregational Church in Scarborough and was a member of the Scarborough Lionesses, Women’s Fellowship at First Congregational and a Cub Scout leader as well.

Gertrude was married for almost 60 years to William James Fielding, who predeceased her in 2003. Together they operated a service station on Route 1 in Scarborough for many years.

She and her husband both loved planes. Gertrude had been flying in planes since the age of 16 and her family has continued the tradition. The family would fly their floatplanes on Panther Pond in Raymond where Gertrude enjoyed spending time. She was also a collector of dolls for many years.

Survivors include three sons, William Fielding, Perry Fielding, and Peter Fielding; one daughter, Linda Dutremble; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

Visiting hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Black Point Congregational Church, Black Point Road, in Scarborough, with a funeral following at 11 a.m. Interment at Black Point Cemetery will take place in the spring. Arrangements by the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Gertrude’s name may be made to: Maine Children’s Cancer Program, 295 Forest Ave., Portland, Maine 04101.

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