Pauline M. Effinger, 86

FRYEBURG — Pauline M. Effinger, 86, of Main Street, Fryeburg, Maine, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Bridgton Hospital. She was born in Brownfield, a daughter of Ira and Francilla “Huntington” Merrill, and was educated in local schools, graduating from Fryeburg Academy in 1945. She was employed for 25 years by Lovell United Telephone Company, which later became Continental Telephone, and she retired in 1978, after which she went to work for Bailey Manufacturing Corp. in Fryeburg and retired from there in 1992.

Pauline was a fifty-year member of Pythagorean Chapter #169 Order of Eastern Star, and also was a member of the Church of New Jerusalem, both of Fryeburg. She enjoyed knitting, reading, working on the computer and watching the birds. She is survived by her husband, Robert, of 37 years; one daughter, Phyllis Ann Fisher and her husband Thomas III of Moultonborough, N.H.; three grandchildren, Eric Sparks of Dunlap, Ill.; Thomas Fisher IV of Waterbury, Vt.; and Emily Malenda of Enfield, N.H.; four great-grandchildren, Michael Sparks, Annelise Sparks, Ayla Malenda and Zoey Malenda; one nephew and one niece.

Visiting hours were held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg, Maine. A graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Fryeburg, later in the spring. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177 Fryeburg, ME 04037.

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