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Edith A. Preston
FARMINGTON -- Edith A. Preston, 89, of Jay passed peacefully on June 12, 2012, at Sandy River Center for Health Care and Rehabilitation.
She was born Feb. 9, 1923 in Livermore Falls, a daughter of Ozem and Hattie (MacKay) Wagner. She was raised on the family farm in East Livermore and received her education in East Livermore and Livermore Falls schools.
On Nov. 2, 1941, she married Roger S. Preston at the Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church in Livermore Falls. During the war, she resided in Wilton and following her marriage, she lived in Jay.
She was employed at the Wilton Woolen Mill, retired in 1971 as the supervisor of the cafeteria for the Jay schools and worked on Project Independence (Senior Transportation Assistance Program) in Wilton.
A woman of strong faith, Edith was a member of the Jay Baptist Church and was an active member of the Ladies Aid.
Always devoted to her family, she enjoyed many family outings at Camp "Didju" in Temple, and was often in the company of her much beloved sisters.
She is survived by her daughter, Montress Roy and her husband, Ronald of Jay; two grandsons, Tom Roy and his girlfriend, Julie Imbruno, and her children, who were special to "Nana," Nathan and Nora; and, Russell Roy and his wife, Rebecca of Jay; one great-grandson, Connor Roy of Jay; one sister, Doris
Chandler of Jay; and one brother-in-law, Lawrence "Rusty" Lee of Weld; several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and her companion of the last seven years, Conrad "Hutch" Hutchinson of Canton Mountain.
Edith was predeceased by her husband 55 years, Roger S. Preston, who died on May 13, 1997; her siblings, Howard, Josh, Wilfred, Clarence, and Arthur "Bud" Wagner; Carrie Conrad, Lottie Greenleaf, Ruth Warren, Arlene Karkos and Donna Lee.
Edith's family would like to express great gratitude to Androscoggin Home Health for helping her stay in her home for the past two years, along with her special nurse Kristy Brochu. A special thank you to Sandy River Nursing Center for wonderful care during the last month of her life. Special thanks to her dear neighbors and friends, John and Arlene Cornelio, for always being there for her.