Dedham-Viola Marie French, 73, passed away peacefully, June, 25, 2012 at a Bangor hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Blue Hill, February 26, 1939 the daughter of Walter H. and Sylvia M. (Lundvall) Brown.
Viola spent 25 very enjoyable years working at Brewer Rehab and Living Facility.
She enjoyed camping, fishing, tending to her vegetable and flower gardens, mowing her lawn on her John Deere tractor, family gatherings and holidays. Viola will be remembered as a dedicated and loving, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
Viola is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, William J. French, Sr., her children; son, William J. French, Jr. and his wife Catherine and their children, Michelle Graves and her husband Jeff, William French,III, and Matthew French, son, Steven E. French and fiancée Alison Rutan and her children, Ingrid Lake and her husband Benjamin and Gyrth Rutan, daughter, Marie L. Smith and her husband Blake D. Smith, III and their children, Kaila Smith, Jessica Smith and her fiancée Ryan Costain and Christina Smith and fiancée Brandon Gomm, daughter, Dorothy A. Kehr and her husband Glenn and their children, Alisha Savoy and her husband Steven and Heather Kehr, sister, Eva Scripture and great grandchildren; Emma, Hailey, Khloe, Quarra, Grady and Aidan, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother, Melvin Brown and a grandson, Michael French.
Private family interment will be at a later date at Central Cemetery, Dedham.
Memorial contributions in Viola’s memory may be made to New Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 70, Eddington, Maine 04428 or to an established scholarship fund in memory of her grandson, Michael S. French, C/O Michelle Graves, 29 Alan-A-Dale Road, Brewer, Maine 04412. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through www.hampdengilpatrick.com