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Helen (Anderson) Canfield

February 21, 1929 ~ December 28, 2017 (age 88)

Chelsea-Helen (Anderson) Canfield, 88, of Townhouse Rd, died Thursday December 28, 2017 at the Augusta Rehab while recovering from a serious fall. She was born on Feb., 21, 1929 in Burlington, VT, the daughter of Carl Anderson and Helen (Hart) Anderson. She was educated in Portland, Roberts Wesleyan Jr College NY and graduated from Greenville College Cum Laude in IL in 1950.

She married Robert Canfield August 18, 1950 Together they worked in Light and Life Childrens Home in Kansas City, Kansas. She served with her husband in three pastorates in NY state before moving to Maine serving 28 + years in Gardiner. For 60 + years she was an organist and pianist in their ministry.

She loved teaching children and taught kindergarten for 32 years in Richmond. She enjoyed bible studies, nature club, and especially TOPS in Chelsea.

She was predeceased by her step-mother, Dorothy (Myette) Anderson.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years “Bob”, her son Daniel Canfield, daughter Debbie and husband John Hutchinson of Chelsea, grandsons Eric Hutchinson of NC  and Shawn and wife Carole Hutchinson of Scarborough and, and great grandchildren Dahlia and Oliver Hutchinson of Scarborough.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2pm at the Free Methodist Church 134 Highland Ave Gardiner. We will miss you “mom (Geema)”

Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home 53 Brunswick Ave Gardiner

 Service Information

Memorial Service
January 7, 2018

2:00 PM
Free Methodist Church
134 Highland Avenue
Gardiner, Maine 04345

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