Phyllis D. Pearl Osgood, 92: Loved sailing, picnics

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BRUNSWICK — Phyllis Dyer Pearl Osgood, 92, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Winship Green Nursing Facility in Bath, after a courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Born on April 4, 1918, the daughter of Laforest A. “Pop” Dyer and Gladys Rebecca Dyer, she spent her childhood in East Auburn, and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1935.

She graduated from Bliss College in 1937 with an administrative secretarial degree, and worked as an secretary and bookkeeper at Cowen Mill in Lewiston.

In July 1939, she married Albert E. “Pete” Pearl, and had two children together, Susan and Douglas. They enjoyed taking vacations at Moosehead Lake and fishing.

When her children were older, she worked at Washburn Elementary School in Auburn, where she especially enjoyed helping children.

On May 9, 1964, her husband Pete died unexpectedly.

She later reconnected with her high school boyfriend, Donald A. “Don” Osgood, and they were married on Dec. 27, 1965, in St. Petersburg, Fla., where they enjoyed life to the fullest, golfing as much as possible.

After Don’s death in April 1998, she moved back to Maine, and lived with her daughter, Susan, and her husband, Tim, in Brunswick.

She cherished her visits to Five Islands to see her son, Douglas, his wife, Carol, and their family.

She was an active member of the First Congregational Church, UCC, of Durham.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to all the staff at Winship Green for the excellent care she was given.

Survivors are her daughter, Susan Taylor and her husband, Timothy of Brunswick, and her son, Douglas Pearl and his wife Carol of Five Islands; three grandsons, Jeffrey, Kevin and Ryan Pearl; a great-grandson, Nathan Pearl; and two stepsons, Tracy Pearl and his wife Teena, and David Osgood and his wife Nancy, all of Massachusetts; two nieces, Donna Michaud and her husband George, and Diane Markowski, and two nephews, Thomas and Linda Pearl, and Gregory Foster and his wife Cindy.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the First Congregational Church, UCC, in Durham.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, UCC, 773 Royalsborough Road, Durham, ME 04222.

Arrangements by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

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