Paulina Logan, 87: Lived with strength, courage and unwavering faith

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FALMOUTH — Paulina “Polly” Logan, 87, died May 30 at Falmouth By The Sea after a battle with cancer.

She was born in Portland on Feb. 9, 1925, a daughter of Thomas F. Hollivan and Paulina K. Kirsch.

Logan attended Kavanaugh Grammar School and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1943. As a student at St. Joseph’s College she joined the Cadet Nurses Corp at Mercy Hospital. After graduating from college she went on to Shaw’s Business College and worked at Mercy as an admitting clerk for six years.

She was a secretary for several years at R.E. Cleaves Lumber Company, James Wiltsie Company and Houghton Arnold Machine Company where she met her husband, Robert Logan. They were married in 1959.

After marrying Robert, they moved to Bangor and then on to Cumberland where they lived for 44 years, raising their five children.

Logan and her husband started their own business, The Village Smithy, a gift shop which later became Logan’s Auction Sales and Logan’s Furniture Refinishing. They bought, sold and repaired antiques for many years.

She was a member of the Cumberland Historical Society, Cumberland County Extension and the Garden Club. An accomplished quilter, she contributed the square of the Cumberland Fair for the Historical Society quilt. She also did stenciling, made pierced lampshades, created jewelery and loved taking trips.

Logan was an avid history buff and was drawn to the history of the Civil war. She also enjoyed genealogy and took her children to many historic places.

She was a dedicated member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yarmouth and almost always sat in the back row with her friends, Helen and Alice.

The family would like to thank the people at Falmouth by the Seam, Fr. Ford for his pastoral care, Hospice of Southern Maine and Nick and Betsy Nickerson.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert.

She is survived by her five children Jane Peterson and her husband, Pete, of Portland, Julie Logan and her companion, Gary Ouellette, of Brunswick, Steve Logan and his wife, Beth, of North Yarmouth, Patricia Leeman and her husband, Mark, of North Yarmouth and Thomas Logan and his wife, Christine, of Windham; grandchildren Michael and Justin Leeman, Matthew Logan and Madisyn and Joshua Logan.

Funeral services were held on June 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yarmouth followed by burial in West Cumberland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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