Millie H. Pettigrow, 74

GORHAM — Millie H. Pettigrow, 74, of Gorham, passed away unexpectedly at Maine Medical Center on May 5, 2013.

She was born in Standish on March 11, 1939, to Fredrick and Bertha (Lowell) Legere. She grew up in Standish and attended local schools.

She married Charles D. Black. They were married for nine years. She then married Eric L. Pettigrow and they were together for 17 years. She and Eric enjoyed many years of camping, family gatherings, and playing cards around their table. She had been employed by Control Devices in Standish for 26 years before she retired in 2011.

Millie was a caring and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a hardworking, determined woman. If asked, she would have said her favorite thing to do was to play games with her grandchildren. She never missed an opportunity to play Bingo, even though she rarely won.

She is survived by her six children, Valarie Sproul of Standish, Bonnie Westleigh, Karen Pettigrow and Candi Ingalls of Gorham, Charles Pettigrow of Sebago and Brenda Garland of Dixfield; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Eric Pettigrow; and two daughters, Mary Ellen Turcotte and Deborah Hanscome.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 9, at Jones, Rich, and Hutchins, Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland, from 4 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the funeral home.

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