Mildred E. Staples

May 10, 2017
Mildred Staples

Owls Head — Mildred E. Staples, 92, died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Pen Bay Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Born in Rockland Feb. 17, 1925, she was the daughter of Cleveland P. and Esther M. Wall Harvey. She was educated in Rockland schools.

Sept. 22, 1970, she married Roswell Paul Staples in Rockland.

Mildred's working career began at Harvey Taxi in Rockland. She later worked at the First National Store and at National Sea Products. More recently and until her retirement, she worked as a dispatcher and driver at her husband's business, Schooner Bay Taxi Co., in Rockland.

For many years, Mildred was a member of the Rockland Lodge of Elks Emblem Club and the Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt American Legion Post No. 1, Auxiliary. She enjoyed the many friendships made at both of those organizations.

Other than her parents, Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Roswell Paul Staples, June 24, 2016; a son, Richard E. Lawry; four siblings, George C. Harvey, Roger N. Harvey, Harold E. Harvey and Ethelyn L. Whittemore. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Bradley J. and Sheila Dodge of Camden, Terry and Patti Lawry of St. George; four grandchildren, Wendy Dodge, Suzzy Stowell and her husband, Adam, Kelsey A. Lawry, Trevor Lawry; a great-grandson, Parker; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt American Legion No. 1, P.O. Box 582, Rockland, ME 04841. To share a memory or story with Mildred’s family, visit her Book of Memories at

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, may 15. Interment will follow at Ocean View Cemetery, Spruce Head Road, South Thomaston.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Winslow-Holbrook -Merritt American Legion Post No. 1, P.O. Box 582, Rockland, ME 04841.

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