Pauline C. Layne

STOW — Pauline Carole Gillchrest Layne, 78, of Stow passed away on Feb. 25, 2011. 

She was born in South Waterboro on March 14, 1932, to Wendell B. and Ruth E. (Berry) Gillchrest. She moved to Stow with her mother and stepfather Armand Pepin in 1945. She graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1949.

Pauline was more than a mom; she was a best friend and playmate that loved to have her family near her, playing board games, going for rides (moose looking), yard sales, bookstores, watching old movies and most of all holiday get-togethers. She instilled in her children the love of reading and her quick wit.

Pauline is survived by her brother L.T.C. Armand O. Pepin Jr. (USA/Ret.) of Columbia, Md.; her five children who were by her side when she died, Cynthia W. Butters Jr. of Stow, Lisa Layne of Stow, Suzanne Evans of Marble, Colo., James W. Layne Jr. of Stow and Sandra Greenleaf of Fryeburg. She is also survived by her three grandchildren. 

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Pine Grove Cemetery South in South Waterboro.

Memorial contributions in Pauline’s memory may be made to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037 or to the Activities Department at Fryeburg Health Care Center, 70 Fairview Drive, Fryeburg. 

Arrangements were handled by Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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