Anne E. (Lemelin) Hood

BENTON – Anne E. Hood, 76 passed away peacefully Saturday April 22, 2023, in her home with her family by her side after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Anne was born on Sept. 22, 1946, in Waterville, the daughter of Albert Lemelin and Bertha Roi. Anne attended Lawrence High School until grade nine, when she had to leave school in order to work to help her family financially. Later in 2008 she proudly received her G.E.D. from Lawrence High School.

Anne worked many jobs in her lifetime, including as woolen mill worker, a school lunch lady as well as owning her own businesses to include Cupie Doll Second Hand Shop and Golden Unicorn Embroidery to name a couple. At the end of her working career she enjoyed delivering flowers for Flo’s Flower Cart.

In the summertime Anne enjoyed trips to the coast and longed to have the ocean right out her front door. Anne was also a very crafty person. She enjoyed doing all sorts of crafts, especially embroidery and quilting, which she passed on her skills to her granddaughter Vickie. She loved to try new projects and was a firm believer in doing it herself and putting a crafty twist on things. Another passion she had was competing in shows with her mini horses Dundee and Shiloh. She also had unconditional love for her mule, Precious and her dog Princess. Who can forget one of her greatest pleasures later in life was competing in cribbage tournaments. Anne was a member of the Waterville Elks Lodge #905 for the past five years, where she could be seen playing cribbage or watching her girls play darts on Friday nights.

Anne was predeceased by her parents, Albert Lemelin and Bertha Roi. A special angel in heaven, her daughter Lisa Thompson, as well as her brother James Lemelin and sister Mary Lou Lemelin. She was also predeceased by her husband Vernal Hood Jr and her stepson Chris Hood. Anne was predeceased by some very special friends, Mary McCormick, Kay Hetu and lifelong friends, Pat (Chase) Smith and Pam Newton.

Anne is survived by her sister Ruth Lemelin of Florida. Her daughters, Tammy and husband Mark Gullifer of Florida, Denise Pooler and wife Bethany Oliver of Winslow and Stephanie and husband Jeff Aucoin of Fairfield. She is also survived by her very special granddaughter Vickie Pooler, her precious great-grandson Damian Colby and Damians father Joshua Colby all of Waterville. Also stepdaughter Sherry Fernald and husband George of Benton and stepdaughter in-law Jean Hood of Benton. She also leaves behind 5 other grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Anne also leaves behind her longtime and very special friend, Carol Lawrence, whom she spent lots of time with while her health was failing.

Anne will be remembered for her extraordinary heart, her compassion, her craftiness and always being on the go, as her granddaughter Vickie nicknamed her “Go Go Grammy”. Anne will also be remembered for her never ending love for her girls, family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be on Sunday June 4, 2023, at 11 a.m., at the Waterville Elks Lodge 76 Industrial Rd Waterville.

Her girls ask in lieu of flowers donations be made in Anne’s name to Maine Childrens Cancer Program.

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