Gertrude T. Miller, 91

Gertrude Miller

Gertrude Miller

LEWISTON — Gertrude T. “Gert” Miller, 91, of Bridgton, formerly of New Gloucester, died early Thursday morning, Nov. 5, 2015, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

She was born on May 18, 1924, in Lewiston, a daughter of Joseph A. and Celina (Lagasse) Jean. She attended local schools, including Holy Cross parochial school and Lewiston High School, graduating in 1943.

As a young woman, Gert worked for 18 years at the Golden Heart Bakery in Auburn in the shipping room. She later worked for the State of Maine as a CNA at the Pownal institution for over 32 years.

She was a very skilled craftswoman and enjoyed sharing her work of knitting, crocheting, needlepoint on plastic canvas, and shell craft at craft shows all over New England and in her shop in New Gloucester. In her craft show travels, she met and later married Donald E. Miller on Dec. 29, 1990. They opened the Wee Gift shop out of their home in Bridgton in 1991, and continued to enjoy the crafting circuit.

She enjoyed traveling with her loved ones all over the world, including trips to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Europe, and her favorite place, Hawaii, several times. Summers were often spent in Waterford on Keoka Lake. One of Gert’s favorite simple pastimes was going out to eat.

Gert is survived by two stepchildren, David Miller of Sabattus and Dawn Johnson of Bow, N.H.; several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother Roland Jean; several nieces and nephews in California and Maine; and extended family of Schwalms and Thurlows. She was predeceased by her first husband, Wallace Witham, in 1978; and Donald Miller, on Oct. 2, 2014.

Gertrude will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends, including her beloved animals, Princess and Keesha.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, at the Chandler Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Interment will be at the West Lovell Cemetery. Gifts may be given in Gertrude’s memory to the Bridgton Food Pantry, P.O. Box 207, Bridgton, ME 04009. Tributes and condolences may be shared at www.chandlerfunerals.com

Gertrude T. Miller

LEWISTON — Gertrude T. “Gert” Miller, 91, of Bridgton, formerly of New Gloucester, died early Thursday morning, Nov. 5, 2015, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

She was born on May 18, 1924, in Lewiston, a daughter of Joseph A. and Celina (Lagasse) Jean. She attended local schools, including Holy Cross parochial school and Lewiston High School, graduating in 1943.

As a young woman, Gert worked for 18 years at the Golden Heart Bakery in Auburn in the shipping room. She later worked for the State of Maine as a CNA at the Pownal institution for over 32 years.

She was a very skilled craftswoman and enjoyed sharing her work of knitting, crocheting, needlepoint on plastic canvas, and shell craft at craft shows all over New England and in her shop in New Gloucester. In her craft show travels, she met and later married Donald E. Miller on Dec. 29, 1990. They opened the Wee Gift shop out of their home in Bridgton in 1991, and continued to enjoy the crafting circuit.

She enjoyed traveling with her loved ones all over the world, including trips to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Europe, and her favorite place, Hawaii, several times. Summers were often spent in Waterford on Keoka Lake. One of Gert’s favorite simple pastimes was going out to eat.

Gert is survived by two stepchildren, David Miller of Sabattus and Dawn Johnson of Bow, N.H.; several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother Roland Jean; several nieces and nephews in California and Maine; and extended family of Schwalms and Thurlows. She was predeceased by her first husband, Wallace Witham, in 1978; and Donald Miller, on Oct. 2, 2014.

Gertrude will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends, including her beloved animals, Princess and Keesha.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, at the Chandler Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Interment will be at the West Lovell Cemetery. Gifts may be given in Gertrude’s memory to the Bridgton Food Pantry, P.O. Box 207, Bridgton, ME 04009. Tributes and condolences may be shared at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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