Janet Miriam Hanscom Redmond, 76

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NORTH YARMOUTH — Janet Miriam Hanscom Redmond, 76, of North Yarmouth, died on Oct. 30 after a period of declining health.

Born in Augusta on on April 3, 1935, she was the daughter of Dorothy and Alton Hanscom. She was a graduate of Wilton Academy and received her teaching degree from Gorham State Teachers College in 1957. Later that year she married Willis Redmond and together they had three daughters.

An elementary school teacher in Buxton and Rangeley, she also substituted in Yarmouth, worked as an administrative assistant at Casco Bay Trading Post and was the executive assistant with Catholic Charities of Maine for 15 years. After retiring from teaching, Hanscom and her husband embarked on an adventure across the country visiting family and friends along the way.

Her sense of civic duty was as strong as her desire to teach. She was a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and served as a troop leader, trainer and council member. She was also a member of the Yarmouth Women’s Club and served as president; a member of the Yarmouth Congregational Church where she taught Sunday school; she was an officer of the Royal River Snowmobile Club and a member of the North Yarmouth Senior Citizens.

Hanscom is survived by her husband of 54 years; her daughter Kathryn Scalesse and her husband Vincent and their children Sarah and Adam of Wash.; her daughter Carolyn Redmond of Fla.; and her daughter Sharon Grover and her husband Matthew and their sons Zachary and Alexander of North Yarmouth.

A celebration of her life was held on Nov. 3 at the family home and was followed by burial in Abbott Mills Cemetary, Cemetery Road off South Rumford Road, South Rumford. Donations may be made in Hanscom’s memory to the Girl Scouts, AMVets, or Cumberland, North Yarmouth or Yarmouth Fire and Rescue.

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