The Daily Me


CARMEL—Lillian R. Powell, 87, passed away April 5, 2008 at a Bangor health care facility surrounded by her loving family. Lillian was born June 20, 1920 in Reading, MA, a daughter of John and Helga (Stenquist) Gaffney. She attended school in Woburn, MA and in 1989, received her diploma at Bangor High School. Lillian was a resident of Carmel since 1940. Lillian retired from Emple Knitting Mills in 1988 when the company closed and was a former Avon representative.

She was a member of the Carmel Union Congregational Church and was an active member of the Golden Harvest Grange #33 in Carmel. She also was a member of the Pomona, State and National Grange, the American Legion Auxiliary #107 Etna/Carmel, the John R. Chase Chapter #129, Eastern Star of Carmel, a charter member of the Carmel Historical Society, and a founding member of the Carmel Fire Department Auxiliary.

Lillian was a ballot clerk for the town of Carmel for many years and most recently was a foster grandparent at Newport Elementary in Mrs. Sawyer’s 3rd grade class.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley of Carmel; her children, Linda and husband Don Boynton of Eddington, Richard and wife Linda Luce of Beaverton, Oregon, Brenda and husband Don Candage, Jr., and John and wife Debbie Luce, all of Carmel; 3 sisters, Viola Spinzola of Wilmington, MA, June “Honey” McDonough and Pearlie LaCasse, both of Woburn, MA; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; 3 step grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth Luce; a daughter, Marsha Luce Watson; great grandson, Spencer John Luce Seeback; and a brother, John E. Gaffney, Jr. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., Wednesday, April 9th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport.

Funeral services will be held 2 P.M. Thursday, at the Carmel Union Congregational Church with Pastor Judy Ahles officiating. A committal service will be held later in the spring at Highland Cemetery, Carmel. Memorial donations may be made to the Carmel Union Congregational Church, P. O. Box 111, Carmel; or the Carmel Historical Society, P. O. Box 214, Carmel, ME 04419.

Those who wish may sign an online guest register at

Back Print Page
The Daily Me * 122 Number 10 Road * Dexter, Maine 04930 * 207.924.3067
Copyright 1997-15, All Rights Reserved * Owned & Operated by Judy Craig Consulting * Updated: .
Powered by Maine Hosting Solutions