Lucinda P. Montgomery, 71, affectionately referred to as “Nan”, died Dec. 12, 2009, at her daughter’s Tenants Harbor home, following a battle with cancer.

Born in St. George, Sept. 29, 1938, she was the daughter of Walter and Adrienne Jeanette Robinson Polky. Raised here, she attended local schools and was a 1956 graduate of St. George High School.

For more than 35 years, she worked with the Department of Human Services in Rockland, retiring in 1996. She then began working as office manager with her sons’ business, Montgomery Oil.

A lifelong resident of St. George, Cindy was also a life member of Wiley’s Corner Grange and the First Baptist Church of St. George.

Cindy enjoyed her family, gardening and cooking, and having knit her first pair of mittens at the age of 5, she continued with that craft throughout her life. At Halloween, she gave the mittens to children visiting her home. Her children said she was famous for her knitted Christmas stockings, which in earlier years she sold to earn Christmas money. She also made “Nisua,” a Finnish bread, every year at Christmas.

A devoted, single mother, she worked to provide a home for her family, while staying actively involved with her children, and continued her involvement with her grandchildren as well.

Other than her parents, Cindy was predeceased by one son, Randall W. Montgomery in 1961.

She is survived by three sons, Reginald D. Montgomery, Russell E. “Hoggy” Montgomery and Raymond A. Montgomery and his wife, Joanna, all of St. George; a daughter, Lucinda “Cindy May” Hall and her husband, Glenn of Tenants Harbor; four brothers, Sylvanus Polky and his wife, Barbara of North Carolina, Adrien Polky and his wife, Diane of Fayette, Timothy Polky and his wife, Kim and Hildane Polky and his wife, Veronica, all of St. George; a sister, Nancy Copeland of Chatham, Mass.; and eight grandchildren, Tracey Montgomery, Allison Montgomery, Cheyenne Montgomery, Michael Percy, Alexander Hall, Ellery Montgomery, Haley Montgomery and Seanna Montgomery; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland. A celebration of Cindy’s life will be held Saturday, Dec. 26 at 1 p.m. at the St. George Baptist Church in Wiley’s Corner. The Rev. Walden Chandler will officiate. Interment will follow at the North Parish Cemetery, Wiley’s Corner.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to the St. George Grange, 32 Wiley’s Corner Road, St. George, ME  04860.