Carrie D. Child
CANTON -- Carrie D. Child, 75, died in Canton on September 5, 2013 as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was a resident of Third Street in Dixfield and had lived in Peru most of her life.
Born in Dixfield on October 23, 1937, she was a daughter of Gordon and Elinor (Cole) Drury. She was a graduate of Dixfield High School and attended Husson College.
She worked as a clerk for W.T. Grants, Sampsons and Shop N Save. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She would go without so others would have more.
She was married in April 13, 1958 to George Preston Donahue, who died in April of 1971. She then was married in Peru, Maine on July 1, 1972 to Howard Child.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Donahue and her companion, David Gallant of Roxbury, Colleen Bernard and her husband, Daniel of Peru; three sons, Gordon Donahue of Tennessee, Richard Donahue and his wife, Denise of Dixfield, Shane Child and his companion, Candy Bradbury of Mexico; grandchildren, Nicole Donahue, Richard M. Donahue, Nicholas Gallant, Casey Child, Olivia Child, Jared Bernard, Neil Priest and Travis Robbins.
She was predeceased by her first husband, George Preston Donahue; a son, Matthew Donahue; a brother, Richard Cole; and a sister, Roberta Palmer.
A celebration of her life potluck dinner will be held 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Old Peru Elementary School. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery in Peru.