2017-11-07 / Obituaries

Sylvia M. Averell

RICHMOND — Sylvia May Averell, 74, passed away on November 4, 2017, with close family by her side.

Sylvia was born on September 4th, 1943, to Myron and Gwendolyn Douglass, also of Richmond.

Sylvia was valedictorian of Richmond High School 1961 and went on to be valedictorian of her nursing class at Central Maine School of Nursing in Lewiston. After working as a nurse at Gardiner General Hospital and Togus, she was best known for her 33-year career as Richmond’s school nurse at the Marcia Buker and High School.

Sylvia was married to Harold, her husband of 53 years.

Sylvia enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, traveling, going to her grandchildren’s sporting events, baking, taking photos and most of all spending time with family and her closest friends Charlie and Chickee Tuttle.

She is survived by her loving husband Harold Averell of Richmond; brother Edwin Douglass and his wife Roberta of Florida, and their children Nancy Hill and Phillip Douglass; several cousins, a great niece and nephew, and many friends; Sylvia and Harold’s three children, son Mike Averell and wife Lisa of Richmond and their children Kristen, Timothy, Austin Wing, Ashley Wing and Brad Boivin; daughter Sandy Snedeker and husband Bill of Richmond and their children Brian, Brianna, and Jennifer; daughter Christy McAllaster and husband Pat, of Brunswick and their children Riley and Tiegan.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday Nov. 8th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond with a celebration of life at 3:30. A gathering in her honor will follow at the Richmond Legion Post 132. Light refreshments will be provided and bringing a dish to share is encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sylvia Averell Scholarship Fund, c/o RHS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 55, Richmond, ME 04357-0055 or to the Isaac F. Umberhine Public Library, 86 Main St., Richmond, ME 04357.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.

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