Alda Margherita King

OAKLAND – Alda Margherita King of Oakland passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2024, after a long illness in Waterville. She was 86 years old.

She was born in Paluzza Udine Italy on Sept. 9, 1937, the daughter of Edia (Pagavino) and Eraldo Englaro. She stayed with her family in Paluzza finishing her schooling until 1957.

Alda then moved to Aschaffenburg, Germany to work at a small Italian pizza shop where she met her future husband George R. King in 1959, who was stationed in Aschaffenburg with the US Army Military Police. They were married on the 9th day of June 1962 in Casteons of Paluzza at the San Daniele Catholic church.

During their 25 years of military life Alda accompanied George on every duty assignment he went on with the exception of Okinawa and Viet Nam. They spent five tours at various assignments in Germany including Heilbronn, Siegelsbach, Stuttgart, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Karlsruher, Germersheim and Munchen for a total of 14 years in Germany. Other stateside duty locations included Ft Bliss, Texas, Ft Gordon, Ga., Ft Benning, Ga., Ft Sill, Okla., Ft Leonard Wood, Mo., and West Point, NY.

After retiring at Ft Devens, Mass. on 1 July 1983 Alda and family moved back to George’s hometown of Oakland, Maine.

Alda was preceded in death by her parents, Eraldo and Edia Englaro, and her brothers, Mario and Adriano Englaro, all from Paluzza Udine, Italy. Alda is survived by her husband of 62 years, George R. King; their daughter Cinzia R. King of Waterville, son Andrew G. King of Oakland; granddaughter Miranda E. Kreb, grandson Joseph E. Kreb both from Bend Ore., and grandson Kenneth G. Kreb of Litchfield, NH.

In lieu of flowers,

memorial donations may be made to the:

Humane Society

Waterville Area

Webb Rd.

Waterville ME 04901

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