Alfreda L. Blood

Jul 09, 2019
Alfreda Blood

Calais — Alfreda Louise Blood, 80, also of Rockland, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at the North Street Bridge Home in Calais.

Alfreda has joined her husband, Larry Blood; father and mother Orrin and Vinnie Graves Benner; sister Marilyn Watts; as well as her grandson Michael Ulvila and great-grandson Landon Ross, in the arms of her Lord and is now home at peace.

Born in Thomaston Nov. 29, 1938, she was the youngest of three. Raised with the understanding and importance of family, friends and community, Alfreda lead a full and active life. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Alfreda enjoyed beano, bowling and camping. Mostly she loved Country and Western music. She could wail with Waylon or yodel like Pearl. She was a guest singer on the "Curley O'Brian Show" and sang with a group of ladies at Beaver Lodge known as the Swinging Beavers. Living most of their life in Rockland, Alfreda and Larry moved to Union and wintered in Florida, where she was a regular in the Parks Variety Show and taught line dancing to the other residents.

Family and friends meant everything to Alfreda. She spent her early years as a stay-at-home mom, raising four daughters. Later, as the family got older, she joined the workforce as a part-time pizza-maker at Coles Market and the PicQuick. Still later she found her passion helping others by obtaining her CNA license and working at Knox Nursing Home in Rockland and Beacon Family Living in Owls Head. Evenings spent with friends playing poker or canasta, a bonfire at the camp in Lincolnville with a few cocktails and many stories to tell were commonplace at the Blood residence.

Alfreda is survived by her daughters, Kim Moran and her husband, Ron, of Lincolnville, Kelly Thomson and her husband, Alexander "Sandy," of New Brunswick, Canada, Karen Holbrook and her husband, Neal, of Union, Kristin Ross and her husband, Jay, of Owls Head; grandchildren Harmony Rahkonen, Renee Rogers, Heather Hustus, Brandi Gourde, Jesse Ulvila, Timothy Ulvila, Stacie McClure, Corey Reynolds, Kendall Ross and Bryan Ross; more than 20 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as a brother in southern Maine.

A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, July 13, at the Village Cemetery, Erin Street, Thomaston. A celebration of life will follow at Mic Mac Campgrounds Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden, ME 04843.

Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with the Blood family, visit their Book of Memories at

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