Edith Miller, 82: Always had a smile for everyone

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BATH — Edith Miller, 82, died March 11 at HillHouse Assisted Living in Bath.

She was born in Bath on Aug. 24, 1929, a daughter of Herbert and Claire King.

She lived all her life in Bath and graduated from Morse High School in 1946. After her graduation, she went to work as a bookkeeper at Senter’s Inc. and then at Markson Brothers Clothes until she married Lawrence Gallagher in 1949.

She and Lawrence had four sons and she enjoyed being room mother for her children at their school. Miller always participated in their achievements, science fairs and sports. She worked 10 years in the mail room at the Pine Tree Society until she retired in 1993.

Her first husband died in 1981 and in 1983 she married Malcolm J. Miller. The two enjoyed many things together, especially their extended family, who she loved so much.

She learned to play the piano at a young age. She enjoyed bowling and belonged to the Two Leagues Traveler’s League and the Bath Iron Works League. She also enjoyed swimming and boating at the family cottage at Damariscotta Lake. Miller loved to cook for her family and her black lab, Scout, and her cat, Bo-Bo. She also enjoyed reading and music, especially singing in the church choir.

Miller loved her church family at the Corliss St. Baptist Church where she served as the secretary and treasurer of the Sunday School for many years. She was involved in the Deaconate Board as deaconess. She also belonged to the ABC Women’s Group and the Caring Committee.

She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm J. Miller; her son, Larry Gallagher; and brother Herbert King.

She is survived by three sons, Michael Gallagher of Bath, David Gallagher and his wife, Helen, of Bristol and Timothy Gallagher of El Paso, Texas; several grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her extended family, Sharon and Steve Kempel, Bruce and Carol Miller and Dennis and Janet Miller.

Visiting hours were held March 15 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. March 16 at the funeral home. A gathering of friends and family will follow at the Corliss St. Church Annex on Middle St. Burial will be at Oak Grove cemetery in Bath.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath Food Bank, P.O. Box 65, Bath, ME 04530.

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