Arlene Elizabeth (Preble) Weymouth

August 23, 1918
- February 14, 2005

DOVER-FOXCROFT - Arlene Elizabeth (Preble) Weymouth, 86, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, crossed over into the hands of her Lord at a local nursing home on Feb. 14, 2005, with her family by her side wishing her well on her journey. Arlene was born Aug. 23, 1918, in Dover-Foxcroft, the daughter of Clayton and Nellie (Ritchie) Preble. She is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Robert E. Weymouth. He lovingly cared for his wife, as she had cared for him and their family. She retired from Foxcroft Academy where she had worked as a cook for many years. Arlene belonged to the United Methodist Church in Dover-Foxcroft. For many years she baked her own bread to serve at Communion and participated in many events sponsored by the Methodist Women. She also belonged to the Extension and the Junior Cosmopolitan Club. As a mother, Arlene was the true definition of what the word means. She was the "glue" that held our family together, that brought us together the first week of August every year to celebrate the love that exists between parents and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Arlene enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, embroidery and crocheting. Over the years she created many gifts for her family as it increased in size. Each grandchild and great- grandchild has received an example of "Grammie's" handiwork. At family gatherings, Grammie's macaroni and cheese, and graham cracker pie were most often requested by all. Cooking for friends and family gave her great joy. She is survived by her five children, sons, Stephen and his wife, Jackie, of Pittsfield, Michael and his wife, Peggy, of Hingham, N.H., Robert, her faithful son, of Dover-Foxcroft, Peter and his wife, Karen, of Scarborough; daughter, Susan and her husband, Eldridge Small, of Sebec. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Michael and his wife, Cindy, Lana and her husband, Bob, Sara and her husband, Brad, Emily and her husband, Ed, Ian, Jennifer and her husband, Dan, Anna and her husband, Michael, Eli and fiancee, Yvonne, and Sandy and his special friend, Jenny; nine great-grandchildren, Aryn, Bobbie, Nicole, Jacob, Kaitlyn, Jessica, Andrew, Caroline, and Josie. She was predeceased by her brothers, Edward, Albert and Harold; and her sisters, Gladys, Helen and Dorothy. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Sonia Emery, Estelle Weymouth, and Priscilla Weymouth; and many nieces and nephews. We are especially grateful to our friend and caregiver, Cathy Campbell, for the comfort and loving care she gave to us all throughout Mom's illness. We would also like to thank Dr. David McDermott and Hibbard Nursing Home for the wonderful care and comfort given to our mother and our family. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at the United Methodist Church, Dover-Foxcroft, with Rev. Neil Gastonguay officiating, along with Pastor Roy Weymouth from Selbyville, Del., nephew of Arlene. Spring interment will be in the family lot in Gray Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to their favorite charity. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.

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