Frances Osmond Young, 89: Enjoyed summers on the coast

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BATH — Frances Osmond Young, 89, died Nov. 19 at Hillhouse Assisted Living in Bath.

She was born in Bath on Jan. 23, 1922, the youngest of two children, to Frank and Bernice Lemont. She attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School, class of 1940 as the secretary of her class. She went to school with and married “the boy with blue eyes,” Arthur R. Young, on April 18, 1942; they were married 68 years and raised four children, Roger, Gail, Betsy and Julie.

Growing up in Maine, Young enjoyed the beautiful outdoors, boating, skiing, walking, and playing bridge with her girlfriends. She always spoke of the good times skating down at the south end on Goddard’s Pond. Most of all, she enjoyed spending her summers with her family and friends at their summer cottage on Southport Island.

While living at Hillhouse, Young and her sister Margery were known as the “sistah’s” and could always be found sitting together and gazing at the hustle and bustle of others. Frequent visits from her niece Ann Harford and the exceptional support and care from the Hillhouse staff filled their days with joy.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Arthur; sister Margery Sylvester of Bath; son Roger and his wife Joanne Young; daughters Gail and husband George Cann of Fla., Betsy and husband Rob Jordan of Fla., and Julie and husband Nick Racioppi of Woolwich; and many grand children, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held during the summer of 2012 at their family cottage on Camerons Poiunt, Southport Island. To share thoughts and condolences with Young’s family visit desmondfuneralhomes.com.

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