Catherine L. Widdecombe

Aug 08, 2017
Catherine Widdecombe

South Thomaston — Catherine L. Widdecombe, 81, died peacefully, surrounded by her children, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at her daughter’s home, following a period of declining health.

Born in Spruce Head Dec. 18, 1935, she was the daughter of William Victor and Bertha Alice Callahan Dennison. Educated locally, she was a 1955 graduate of St. George High School.

On Sept. 15, 1956, Cass married Earl F. Widdecombe in Rockland. For many years she was a homemaker, before taking a job with Oakside Video in South Thomaston. Later she worked at Shore Village Nursing Home in Rockland until retiring.

Predeceased by her husband; her sons, Timothy Wayne and Terry Lee; her longtime companion, Bob McLaughlin; three brothers and two sisters; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Cass is survived by her children, Tod D. and Heidi of South Thomaston, Shawna M. and Albert of Spruce Head, Arthur of Florida; her sisters, Gladys Dennison of St. George, Ada Toto of Everett, Mass.; her brother, Alfred Butler, and his wife, Frances, of Camden; a sister-in-law, Lillian Widdecombe, of Rockland; seven grandchildren, Eric, Anne, Bridget, Brianna, Kayla, Tailynne, Krysten; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a memorial service with a time of sharing will be held at 7 p.m.

To share a memory or condolence with the Widdecombe family, visit their Book of Memories at

Comments (1)
Posted by: johanna stadler | Aug 08, 2017 14:56

such a lovely lady.  She will be missed.

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