Margaret D. Ladd, 87

Margaret Ladd

WEST BALDWIN — Margaret Dorothy Ladd, 87, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, with her loving family at her side.

She was born on Feb. 1, 1931, in Portland, the daughter of Charles W. Upham and Margaret S. Upham. She was a graduate of Portland High School, Class of 1949. She then studied clerical skills at a technical college, and became a receptionist for Emery Waterhouse.

Margaret was the loving mother of seven children, three sons and four daughters, who she is survived by. Always a caring and loving woman, after having been widowed by her husband Warren Ladd, she became a caretaker of the elderly residents of the Park Danforth Residence, where she earned the love and respect of many.

A wake was held at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home in Portland on Tuesday, April 24. The funeral was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stevens Avenue, Portland, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland.

To view Margaret’s guestbook, or leave the family an online condolence, please visit

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: The Catholic Charities Maine.

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