Pauline A. Cram

BUXTON — Pauline “Pat” Anderson Cram, 88, of Buxton, passed away on March 28, 2011, at the Barron Center in Portland.

She was born in Warren on April 4, 1922, the eldest child of Maynard and Priscilla (Durgin) Young. She moved to Waterboro during her last year of school and graduated from Waterboro High School. During WWII, she worked at the South Portland Shipyard, preparing Naval ships for overseas deployment. Pat also worked for Songo Shoe Company in Portland, the Limerick Mills, Morningstar in Kennebunk and SAD 6 cafeterias.

She was a member of the Pythian Sisters in Buxton, the VFW Woman’s Auxiliary and the Good Sam Club.

Pauline enjoyed bowling, baking, playing cards, making quilts, crocheting afghans for her grandchildren, and dancing at the former Buxton Grange on Long Plains Road. She also enjoyed square dancing, flea markets, and flowers — especially peonies and African violets.

She was predeceased by her beloved husbands, Reginald Hutchins and Walter Cram Sr.; the father of her children, Clyde Anderson; a son, Dale Anderson; sister, Edrie Conley, and her brother, Raymond Young.

Pat is survived by her children, Jean Masters of Portland, Rodney Anderson of Gorham, Kathleen Kendrick of Hollis, Kenneth Anderson of Loxahatchee, Fla., Virginia Anderson of Limington, and Brian Anderson of Baldwin; brothers, Bruce and Royce Young; sisters, Muriel Perkins and Rita Anderson; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Monday, April 4, followed by a funeral service at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Routes 202 and 4A (13 Portland Road) in Buxton (Bar Mills). Pastor Ron Sargent officiated. Burial will be at Scarborough Memorial Cemetery in the spring.

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