FREEPORT – Elsie B. (Hagerman) Estey, of Freeport, passed away Oct. 23, at the Freeport Place Assisted Living Facility. She was born May 4, 1922, in Houlton and married for 44 years to Philip A. Estey, who predeceased her in 1989.
Estey spent the later years of her life at Bartlett Circle in Yarmouth, where she made some great friends. She loved to bake, and would always share the goodies with her friends and neighbors. The last two years of her life were spent at Freeport Place, where she was lovingly cared for.
Estey spent most of her life in Presque Isle, where she worked as a stenographer, assistant city clerk and bookkeeper. She enjoyed many summers at the family’s Echo Lake cottage and also liked to play cards and ice skate.
Estey was a skilled knitter who made sure any new baby who entered her large extended family had a brand new sweater and blanket, and everyone else had a supply of handmade gloves and mittens.
She is survived by her children, Terry Estey of Cumberland, Kathy Estey Collazo of Miami, Florida, and Douglas Estey of Loganville, Georgia; six grandchildren, Christopher Estey, Dustyn Estey, Bradley Estey, Shannon Estey Williams, Erin Estey Tracey, and Jonathon Collazo; great-grandchildren, Connor Estey, Amelie Estey, Ben Tracey, Will Tracey, Ella Williams, Evan Collazo and Ashlynn Collazo; two sisters, Gloria Dodge of Atkinson, New Hampshire and Patricia Dodge of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and her brother, Dana Hagerman, of Sanford.
In accordance with her wishes, there will be no funeral. A graveside burial will take place some time in the spring at Fairmount Cemetery in Presque Isle.