Phyllis L. Stickney, 92

Phyllis Stickney

PORTLAND — Phyllis Leipold Stickney, 92, of Portland, died with dignity and grace on Friday, April 27, 2018, with family by her side.

Phyllis was born in Bridgton to James and Irene (Abbott) Leipold. She was a graduate of Bridgton High School, where she was class president for all four years. After graduation, she joined the U.S. Army Cadet Nurse Corps. During her recruitment, she was trained in Maine, New Hampshire and Washington, D.C. hospitals. She graduated from Maine General Hospital School of Nursing. She returned to nursing after raising her family to work on the cardiac unit at Maine Medical Center.

Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Henry of 49 years.

Together, they raised three children: Martha Johnston, Charles Stickney and Mary Stickney. She also leaves behind two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, David Leipold.

In her later years as her health declined, she was unable to participate in activities that had given her so much pleasure. She missed her days on the golf course and hours spent at the Bridge table.

Phyllis was a talented seamstress and had made many quilts for her family members. She was a former member of the Women’s Literary Union and was a Women’s Woodfords Club member, as well as, a member of the Woodfords Church.

Honoring her wishes, services will be private. To share a memory or condolence, please visit

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