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Gelia R. “Peggy” Atkinson
LIVERMORE -- Gelia R. “Peggy” Atkinson, 88, of Federal Road, Livermore, passed peacefully in her home on Nov. 21, 2010.
She was born June 1, 1922, in Readfield, the daughter of Charles Arthur and Alice Victoria (Connors) Handy. She received her education in Readfield schools.
On June 24, 1941, she married Lawrence Atkinson “Cy” in N. Turner. He died on March 16, 2010.
In addition to being a devoted homemaker, she enjoyed caring for the elderly folks in need of extra assistance in their homes.
For many years, she attended the Jay Baptist Church and most recently, attended the Wayside Bible Baptist Church in Livermore. In her younger years, she taught bible study to area children in her home. She enjoyed Christian music, composing memorable Christian music of her own to share with children and family members, yodeling, going for nature walks and feeding the birds and a variety of wild creatures at her home.
She is survived by her children, Beatrice “Beady” Farrington and her husband, Norwood, of Jay, Janice Farrington of Jay, April Pomerleau and her husband, Ron of Ft. Myers, Florida and Jay, David Atkinson and his longtime companion, Sheila Smith of Canton; nine grandchildren, Frank Farrington and his wife, Kim, Lawrence “Larry “ Farrington and his wife, Sue, Lisa Michaud and her husband, Norman, Lyn Farrington, Jamie Poland, Allison Taylor and her husband, George, Chadwick Atkinson, Jeremy Atkinson and his wife, Gabriella, Emily Atkinson and her companion, Kevin Timberlake; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son-in-law, Scott J. Poland; and a granddaughter, Laurie Farrington.