Edmund Parker Pingree, 92, of Denmark, Maine, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 13, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born March 12, 1922 in Denmark on the family farm. He was the son of the late Charles and Ethel (Harmon) Pingree. In 2008 the farm was lost in a fire and a new home was constructed where he lived the rest of his life.
Edmund attended school in Denmark and graduated from Denmark High School in 1940.
His first priority in his life was working and taking care of his family. He worked as a woodsman, a farmer, tending the family milking farm, on road crews and even road commissioner for Denmark, and he also served as selectman. He worked briefly for the State Road Crew, then he worked at the Bridgton Knitting Mill for 25 years where he retired in 1987.
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Colleen "Lee" Walsh passed away on April 6, 2014 after a long, hard struggle with Lyme's Disease. Lee's fiery spirit began its journey in Ottawa, Ontario where she grew up alongside two brothers Mike and Kevin, and one sister Kathy. She was the apple of her father Gerry's eye. As she grew older her beautiful spirit began to truly shine through and when she and her son Ryan stretched their wings and flew to Southern California, she stole everyone's hearts especially that of a handsome biker. Bill knew from the moment he met her that he would share his life with this unstoppable woman. Soon Lee gave into Bill's pleading and married him in February of 1985. Soon after, Sarah joined the family and they were complete.
Lee and her family eventually packed up their bus and trekked across the country to their new home in Ossipee. Immediately taken with New England's natural charm, Lee found her passion among the flowers and dirt in the garden. Her beauty is reflected within these gardens that will continue to bloom in her honor throughout the area. The generous soul within could not be quieted, and she took it as her personal mission to help the lonely, the scared and the broken. Each person who came in contact with her was forever changed. Her work with teenagers in the community and at Kingswood Regional High school gave hope, love, and direction to so many in need. Lee lived her life to see joy in others and brought it to all who she touched.
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