Agnes L. Crabtree
Camden — Agnes Louise Crabtree, 90, beloved wife of Robert F. “Bob” Crabtree, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at Quarry Hill.
Born in South Hope on Nov. 23, 1921, she was the daughter of Woodbury W. and Annie (Harris) Lermond, and was a 1939 graduate of Union High School. On Nov. 29, 1939, she married Robert Frank Crabtree in Rockport. Agnes and Bob lived in Camden until 1975, lived in South Hope for 15 years, and moved back to Camden in 1990.
Agnes had worked in her earlier years as a nanny for private homes then for 20 years worked at Chater’s Greenhouse. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chadavae at Chestnut Street Baptist Church, South Hope Grange 318, Pomona Grange, the Maine State Grange, Sportsmen’s Alliance of Maine; and the Hope Historical Society. She enjoyed dancing, going ice fishing and attending the agricultural state fairs throughout Maine each year.
The Crabtree family wishes to express their gratitude to the many caregivers at Quarry Hill and at Pen Bay Medical Center, where she received warm and gracious care.
Surviving is her husband of 72 years, 11 months and six days, Robert F. Crabtree of Camden; her daughter, Patricia Ellen Crabtree Girr of South Portland; one niece, Norma Greenrose of West Rockport and her family. Agnes, "Aggie" to some, was loved dearly and also is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Phillip R. Crabtree of Thomaston; Everett S. Crabtree (Virginia) of South Hope; Rita Grinnell Elliott of Camden; Claire C. Frye of Rockport; John G. Crabtree (Virginia) of Warren; and former sisters-in-law, Lucy W. Crabtree of South Hope and Greta R. Crabtree of Waldoboro and Florid. Additional survivors include many, many special nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, and great-great nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Jean Crabtree who was born and died on Sept. 28, 1948; brother, Edwin S. Lermond and wife, Leona; sister Glenys M. Hills; brother-in-law, Kenneth L. Crabtree and wife, Phyllis; brother-in-law, Richard A. Crabtree; and sister-in-law, Hope B. Crabtree; and son-in-law, Leo Girr.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Camden with the Rev. Kevin Pleas officiating, followed by a gathering at the Rockport Masonic Center, 361 Main St., Rockport.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Quarry Hill Resident Activities Fund, 30 Community Drive, Camden, ME 04843 or to the Camden Area District Nursing Association, P.O. Box 547, Camden, ME 04843.
Condolences may be shared with the Crabtree family at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Cards of sympathy may be addressed to the Crabtree family at Quarry Hill Terraces #340 at 30 Community Drive, Camden, ME 04843. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.