Esther MacWhinnie Slattery

LITCHFIELD – Esther MacWhinnie Slattery, 85, of Litchfield died comfortably on Oct. 27, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. Esther was born April 26, 1936, in Gardiner to Charles Doyle and Ruby (Hinkley) MacWhinnie. She graduated from Litchfield Academy in 1953 as valedictorian. On Sept. 3, 1954, Esther married Roscoe Daniel Slattery, the son of Edward David and Winnifred (Maxwell) Slattery of Wales. They made their home and raised their family in Litchfield.She leaves behind her three sons, Brian R. Slattery of Barrington, N.H., Kevin C. Slattery and wife Holly of Rochester, N.H., and Shawn E. Slattery and wife Paula of Vieques, Puerto Rico; seven grandchildren, Jason Slattery and wife Elishia of Milton, N.H., Justin Slattery and fiancée Cara McLaughlin of Boston, Kasey Cook and husband Graham of Brentwood, N.H., Jarrod Wheeler of Wakefield, N.H., Brendan Slattery and wife Marissa of Missoula, Mont, Connor Slattery of San Diego, Calif., and Jaime Evans of Northwood, N.H.; one brother, Roger MacWhinnie and wife Betty of Litchfield; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and seven great-grandchildren (Ricky, Riley, Tanner, Alice, Kennedy, Parker, and Cohan). She was predeceased by her parents; husband; brothers David, Russell, and Charles Jr.; and sister Charlene MacWhinnie Gousse.Esther was primarily a homemaker, who invested her time raising her three sons and supporting their sports, extracurricular, and community activities. She was extremely proud of her three sons. She also took great pride in caring for Rex and Ann Eaton’s children (Nathan, Kristin, and Matt) in their formative years. Esther has been a volunteer at the Litchfield Farmers Club, Sportsmen’s Club, Snowmobile Club, Historical Society, Food Bank, Academy Community Building, High School Athletic Booster Clubs, and Town Office as an election clerk. She enjoyed cooking, genealogy, dancing, socializing, camping, snowmobiling, word games, and community service. She was an inspiration to all and her family values and glowing smile were endearing qualities. She was happiest when surrounded by her family and dear friends, especially when she was feeding them and their souls. Her loving memories will be carried in their hearts forever. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, November 7, at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery with a “Celebration of Life” to follow at the Masonic Hall, 2422 Hallowell Road.Donations, in memory of Esther, may be made to Litchfield Food Bank,PO Box 306,Litchfield, Maine 04350 and/orHistorical Society of Litchfield,2400 Hallowell Road,Litchfield, Maine 04350.

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