Blanche 'Connie' Kneeland, 77

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BATH — Blanche “Connie” Kneeland, 77, died Nov. 26 at Hillhouse with her family by her side.

Born in March 30, 1934 in Bath, she was the daughter of Earl F. Haines and Estella M. Haines. She attended Bath Schools and worked in nursing homes, restaurants, and in the Bath School Department as a custodian for 23 years. In 1951, she married Harmon Kneeland.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, taking pictures and spending time with family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband Harmon, who died July 12, 1996; her father and mother; brother Edward Haines; and brother-in-law Robert Lowery.

She is survived by two sons, Richard E. Kneeland and his partner Brian Carmody of Canton Ville, Md. and David B. Kneeland of Wiscassett; two sisters Affie (Tilly) Lloyd and her husband David of Phippsburg and Annette Lowery of Bath; brother Earl Haines and his wife Patty of Topsham; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hillhouse for the excellent care and compassion. Donations can be made in her name to The American Cancer Society, One Maine St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

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