Phyllis T. Choate, 90

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TOPSHAM — Phyllis T. Choate, 90, died Oct. 28 at her home in Topsham.

Born Nov. 20, 1920, in Salem, Mass., Choate was the daughter of Harold W. and Edith F. Temple Kingston. She attended school in Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1938.

During WWII, she faithfully served her country in the U.S. Army and was awarded the WWII Victory medal. She married Stephen L. Choate and was a Navy wife for 30 years, traveling extensively with him while raising four children.

She was a lifetime member of the American Legion, assisted with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and was a member of the Eastern Star. In addition to this busy schedule she loved to knit, sew, read and travel.

She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Becky Jane Choate, her daughter, and her brother Ralph Kingston.

She is survived by two sons, David Choate and his wife Doreen of Portland and Peter Choate and his wife Carol of Brunswick; two daughters, Jeanne Helie of Brunswick and Cheryl K.C. Greer and her husband Joseph of Horatio, Ark.; two sisters, Janice Donovan of Burke, Va. and Sally Fitzgerald of South Hampton, N.H.; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the caring people at Cadigan Lodge, CHANS and Hospice.

A memorial service will be held Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. at the chapel of the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Dr., Augusta. Donations in her memory can be made to a charity of choice. Flower arrangements should be sent to Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. Condolences can be expressed at

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