Lillian Huntington

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Lillian Huntington, formerly of Augusta and Hallowell, died Saturday, May 7, 2022 at her home in Mechanicsburg, Pa. She was 88 and had been in poor health.

Lil was born on Jan. 3, 1934, in a hospital in Boston, the eldest daughter of Charles and Helen Munn. She grew up in Reading, Mass. and graduated from Reading High School in 1951. In 1955 she earned her B.S. in Education at the University of Maine at Farmington.

In 1957 she married Milton Huntington of Augusta, the start of a 62-year marriage that lasted until Milt died in 2020. Lil took time off from teaching to raise her three children but returned to the Augusta school system as a 4th grade teacher at Farrington School in Augusta. She became a much-loved teacher during her 29 years in education.

After retiring in 1994, Lil volunteered for MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta and served on its auxiliary board. She enjoyed spending time reading, boating and golfing with Milt, watching old movies, listening to music, and spending time at the family camp in Greenville near Moosehead Lake. She was a devoted caretaker to Milt when he became ill.

In November 2020 she moved to Pennsylvania, where she lived for a time with her daughter, Susan, before relocating to Country Meadows, a senior living community in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Lil is survived by her younger sister, Helen, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; her eldest son, Charlie, and his wife, Rose, of Newcastle, her other son, Thomas, and his wife, Beth Ann, of Camp Hill, Pa., and her daughter, Susan Harley, and her husband, Rob, of Mercersburg, Pa.; and her four grandchildren, Katie and Sam Huntington and Jennifer and Matthew Schofield.

The family plans to hold a celebration of life in Maine for both Lil and Milt, two people who loved life, each other, their family, and living the good life in the Pine Tree State.

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