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Faith Linscott, 98: Sewed costumes for Bowdoin

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Faith Linscott, 98: Sewed costumes for Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK — Faith Linscott, 98, of Harpswell and Brunswick, died Sept. 17.

Linscott was born in Philadelphia, raised in Annapolis and graduated from National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C.

She began visiting Orr's Island at a young age and spent many summers at the home of her grandfather, Rear Adm. William B. Fletcher, who sailed daily with family members aboard his boat, Juanona.

Linscott later settled on Orr's Island with her first husband, Phippen Sanborn. She was always quick to help the young children in her family, and was a wonderful knitter. She donated many of her creations to charitable causes, and also sewed costumes for Bowdoin College skating shows, which her husband directed.

The couple was active in the Orr's-Bailey Yacht Club, where Sanborn served as the first commodore. They also owned Dog Patch Farm on the island. Linscott had a great affinity for animals, and became adept at lambing and raising animals of all kinds, many of which were cared for in her kitchen.

She lived many years on Bailey Island with her second husband, Carlton Linscott. Later, she moved to Brunswick and was helped by her friend, Betty Lewis, for 14 years. Linscott resided the past two years at Horizons where she was well-cared for by staff.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Antoinette Fletcher and Malene Dodds.

Linscott is survived by a niece and nephew, their families, and the Fletcher family of Orr's Island and elsewhere. She will be missed by all who have known her hearty laugh and feisty temperament.

A gathering in celebration of her life is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at Orr's-Bailey Yacht Club, Osborne Lane, Orr's Island. Arrangements are under the direction of Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.