Priscilla S. Redman

AUGUSTA – Priscilla Harriet Shields Redman died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at the age of 93 due to COVID-19 complicating Alzheimer’s disease. She was a resident at Brentwood Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Yarmouth.

Priscilla was born Oct. 20, 1928, in Dexter, the only child of Lloyd W. Shields and Gladys Jackson Shields. She started school in Dexter and later moved to Augusta with her parents where she went through the Augusta schools and graduated from Cony High School in the class of 1946. She was active in sports and was secretary of her senior class. After graduating, she attended Gorham State Teachers College.

On Sept. 18, 1948, she married Robert Gray Redman at Penney Memorial United Baptist Church in Augusta. They shared a wonderful life together for nearly 63 years until Bob’s death in 2011.

Priscilla was employed in the Treasury and Accounting Department of New England Public Service Company until 1950. She was a stay-at- home mom until 1970 when she started work for the State of Maine Legislature. She worked as secretary to the clerk of the House during the 106th legislative session and later worked in the office of Legislative Information. She retired from the Maine State Planning Office in 1989.

Priscilla had great faith and was a long-time member of Penney Memorial United Baptist Church where she was a member of the board of Decons, a trustee and a member of the board of Christian education. She was a member of the Grace Guild and Mothers Club where she served as president.

All who knew Priscilla, knew her love of golf. She and husband Bob were long time members of the Augusta Country Club. In retirement they traveled along the east coast playing golf at several courses as they traveled to Florida. She had the joy of shooting a hole- in-one, not once but twice, once at the Augusta Country Club and once in Edisto Island, South Carolina.

Priscilla was a member of the Women’s Golf Association and the Maine State Golf Association. She was an active member of the Republican City Committee, Kennebec County Republican Women’s Club, Women’s Legislative Council, Society of Bowdoin College Women, the Women Association of Retirees, and the Kennebec Garden Club.

She enjoyed many hobbies, which included reading, knitting, gardening, sewing, cooking, traveling, and listening to big band music. Her family was her pride and joy. She enjoyed entertaining them for birthdays, holidays, and summer cookouts. She will be dearly missed, but forever remembered by those she loved.

Priscilla is survived by a son, John Robert Redman MD and wife Joan Doyle Redman, granddaughters, Allison Redman and Elizabeth Redman (husband Ross Baldwin III) and great-grandson Ross Lionel Baldwin IV, all of Kennett Square, Pa..; daughter, Susan Redman Giroux (husband Tedd Giroux) of Augusta, grandson Christopher Redman Giroux (wife Nicole Sherman Giroux) and great-granddaughter, Natalie Maureen Giroux of Sidney; son-in-law, Paul Rodrigue of Fort Pierce, Fla., granddaughter, Michelle Rodrigue and great-granddaughter, Chloe Jackson of Port St.Lucie, Fla., granddaughter Katharin Rodrigue South (husband Richard South), great-grandson, Lewis South of Port Staint Lucie, Fla.; a very special family member and best friend, Sybil Huard, of Augusta; several nieces, nephews and their families, and many dear friends.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Robert Gray Redman (2011); and daughter, Maureen Redman Rodrigue (2011).

A funeral service is planned for 11 am, Monday, May 9, 2022, at Penney Memorial United Baptist Church in Augusta. A luncheon will follow the service at the church. Burial will be Tuesday, May 10, 2020, 12 noon at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road in Augusta.

Arrangements are under the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church St. Augusta where condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers,

memorial donations may be made to:

Calumet Education Foundation

Maureen Redman

Rodrigue

Memorial Scholarship

c/o Jacob Albert

PO BOX 2085

Augusta, ME 04338-2085

Priscilla S. Redman

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