GERALDINE CRAIG, ORONO AND PATTEN – Geraldine Craig, 87, passed away on August 11, 2018, at Orono Commons in Orono. She was born on September 17, 1930, to Leo and Ada (McKinney) Glidden at Mt. Chase, Maine.
Geri was raised in the Mt. Chase/Patten area and graduated from Patten Academy in 1948. Later that same year she married Jack Craig and they resided in Patten where they raised their six children. Her greatest joys centered on her grandchildren and her music. She spent many hours singing and playing her guitar with her friends at nursing homes, private homes, and local spots where musicians gathered to share their love of music with others. She had a CD made as a surprise Christmas gift to her children with some of her favorite songs on it, a true legacy to her children of her love of them and music. Her grandchildren will remember the many hours “Grammie” spent with them — pretty much allowing them to take over the house playing games, rearranging furniture to make tents, listening to them as they shared their dreams, and fixing them whatever they wanted to eat whenever they wanted it.
She is survived by her children, Michael and Amber, Darla and Alex King, Kevin and Mona, Reona and Dana Cole, Cristal and Ron Beaulieu, and Shawn and Tammy; as well as her 12 grandchildren, and her 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack; her grandson, Dennis; and her parents and siblings. She is also survived by a very special sister-in-law, Lorraine Glidden, a true “sister” to Mom.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018, starting with visiting hours held at 10:00 a.m. at Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, Patten, with a service held at 11:00 a.m. and with a luncheon following downstairs. Interment will be in Patten Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to a charity of one’s choice or a local food cupboard. Steve Smith, Pastor of United Methodist Church in Alton, ME, will officiate the service.
The family would like to thank the staff at Orono Commons who showed love and compassion to our entire family over the past three years.
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