CAMDEN — Corine Lillian Elwell, 92, a resident of The Gardens, Quarry Hill, in Camden, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 19, 2021.

Born in Schertz, Texas, May 9, 1929, she was the daughter to Walter A. and Edwina Schmidt Seiler. She worked as a telephone operator for many years in Schertz, Texas until she met Roddy. Then, as an Air Force couple, Roddy and Corine lived in Schertz, Texas, Lajes Air Force Base, Azores, Warner Robins, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., before settling in Maine after Roddy’s retirement from the Air Force. They later moved to Gaffney, S.C., where they enjoyed warmer weather and traveling. After Roddy’s death, Corine moved to Salem, N.H. near her daughter, Leanne, and then to Spruce Head with daughter, Sherry.

Corine graduated from Cosmetology School in Warner Robins, Ga., and worked for many years in Dora’s Beauty Shop. After moving back to Maine, she worked at Fabric Bonanza in Rockland. She was a volunteer at Pen Bay Medical Center, and was a member of the South Thomaston Ambulance. She was an accomplished seamstress and homemaker, and loved to cook and garden. She was especially proud of her flower gardens, both in Maine and South Carolina.

Predeceased by her husband, Cecil (Roddy) Elwell in 1998, Corine is survived by two daughters, Sherry Hansen and her husband, John, of South Thomaston, Leanne O’Hara and her husband, Jeffrey, of Antioch, Tenn.; grandchildren, Laura McLennan and her husband, Doug, of Spruce Head, Erik Hansen and his wife, Katie, of Spruce Head, Matthew O’Hara and his wife, Sarah, of Raymond, N.H. and Katherine Chasnov and husband, Ben, of Nashville, Tenn.; great-grandsons, Shaun McLennan (Ashley) and Thomas McLennan (Abby); great-granddaughters, Searra and Baylee Hansen all of Spruce Head, Jonathan, Declan and Caleb O’Hara of Raymond, N.H., and Ruth Chasnov of Nashville, Tenn.; as well as four great-great-grandchildren, Nolan, Liam, Mason and Nora McLennan all of Spruce Head

Private interment will be in Ocean View Cemetery in South Thomaston.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Corine L. Elwell to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 or online at www.Dementia

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with the Elwell family, please visit their Book of Memories at

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