BRUNSWICK — Ruth M. Currier, 96, died Dec. 6 at Horizons Living Center.
She was born in Greene on April 16, 1916, the daughter of Edward Card and Blanch (Mitchell) Card. After her first birthday, the family moved from Greene to Bowdoin, where she lived on a farm with her parents and grandmother.
She graduated from Coombs High School in 1934. In 1936, she married Charles Currier and moved to Orr’s Island. Later they moved to Brunswick and then back to the island. She worked very hard, running a summertime roadside stand that sold lobster rolls, crab rolls, boiled lobsters and homemade pies. In the winter, she worked for the school department’s lunch program during the day and at the Jarvis Restaurant at night. She later got a job with Central Maine Power, where she worked for 27 years.
After retirement, the couple bought a motor home and took many great trips around the United States. They lived in Florida every winter until 2003. Currier loved traveling, cooking for her family, and gardening at her home on Orr’s. Bingo was also one of her favorite pastimes.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; her son, Winston; and three half-brothers.
She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Lewis, of Orr’s Island; her daughter, Judy Merrill, of Topsham; her grandchildren, Rick Elliott, of Topsham, Lisa Gilliam, of Brunswick, Kristy Dwelley, of Bowdoin, Mark Merrill, of Brunswick, Kurt Merrill, of Biddeford, Kelley Testa, of Hingham, Mass., Susan LeBlanc, of Doylestown, Penn., Jim Lovejoy, of California, and Scott Currier, of North Carolina; 18 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and four half-brothers.
At her request, private burial services will be held at the West Bowdoin Cemetery. Donations can be made in her name to the Orr’s/Bailey Island Fire Department. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.