Winnifred A. Brazier

Jun 03, 2014
Winnifred A. Brazier

Friendship — Winnifred A. Brazier, 86, of Friendship, died Sunday afternoon, June 1, 2014, at her daughter’s home.

She was born, July 18, 1927, in Waldoboro, a daughter of the late Arthur W. and Sarah M. (Porter) Achorn.

Winnie worked at GTE Sylvania in Waldoboro for 36 years, retiring in 1985. She enjoyed decorating cakes and working in her gardens. She will be remembered as a hard worker and a kindhearted person who would always do things to help another person.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings: Helen Simmons, Mary Simmons, Nathalie Ross, Velma Smith and David Achorn.

Winnie is survived by, four children, Betty Lou Armstrong and her husband Scott of Friendship, Edgar R. Simmons and his wife Michelle of Bowdoin, Inez Wincapaw and her husband David of Waldoboro, and Emily Glidden and her husband Ronald of Waldoboro; nine grandchildren, Randall “Bubba” C. Lee II and his wife Laurie of Friendship, Jason A. Lee and his wife Crystal of Friendship, Marisa Murray and her husband Winfield “Rusty” R. III of Waldoboro, Edgar R. Simmons II and his wife Susan of Jefferson, James R. Simmons and his wife Jill of Friendship, Lisa Macquire and her husband Richard of Waldoboro, Angela Gilbert and her husband Aaron of Brunswick, Michael L. Wile of Windsor, and Shawna Kurr and her husband Jeremy of Nobleboro, twenty-one great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and a brother, Arnold Achorn and his wife Alcy of Waldoboro. She will also be sadly missed by her dear friend Hilda Parlin, with whom she shared a daily phone call every evening.

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a graveside service Saturday, June 7, at 2 p.m. in the German Protestant Cemetery, Bremen Road, Waldoboro. Pastor Alan Chamberlin will officiate. Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Winnie’s memory to the Friendship Advent Christian Church, Post Office Box 9, Friendship, ME 04547.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta. Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting

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