MIRIAM A. DAY
CORINNA—Miriam A. Day, 80, “Mim/Nana” died November 26, 2010 surrounded by her family at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. She was born July 18, 1930 in Dexter a daughter of Westley and Mabel (Strout) Richards. Mim grew up in Dexter, where she graduated from N. H. Fay High School, Class of 1949. She met the love of her life, Richard Day of Searsmont, and they were married December 31, 1951. They built their home on the Smith Road in Corinna and raised their family. They enjoyed family fishing trips to Canada Falls, and traveling. Mim was a full time mother who also volunteered as a candy striper at Plummer Memorial Hospital in Dexter. Still young, she began a battle with a neurological disease that eventually confined her to a wheelchair. Richard passed away in 1987, and Mim proved to be a woman of strong will and determination. She was able to remain in her home with her son’s continuous care. Mim loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She looked forward to the holiday gatherings, enjoyed sightseeing, fishing, camping, watching wildlife, shopping and dining out. She spent winters in Florida with her daughter and “Florida family”, where she enjoyed sailing, the theater, and appreciated the art of square dancing. Because of her circumstances, she needed to live at Dexter Health Care in recent years. Her care there was greatly appreciated by the family.
She is survived by a son Michael and wife Janice Day of Corinna; daughter Deborah and husband Joseph Krivan of Ft. Pierce, FL; 2 grandchildren, Rhonda and husband William “Bill” Shaw, and Sheila and husband Moses Richard. Nana will be sadly missed by 5 great grandchildren, Cody and Carter Shaw, Tyler Richard-Wilson, Alexis and Kadence Richard; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends in Maine and Florida.
A celebration of her life will be held 1 PM Sunday, December 5th, at Mike and Janice’s home, 114 Sunken Bridge Road, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
As you depart, there comes sadness,
But also an awakening of life and love within us.
We weep, we reminisce, and we hold tighter to those we love,
Well aware of time and knowing well, how it does not exist above.
You board for your journey to where you now belong,
We know you will be meeting with loved ones who have waited for you, so long.
We bid you farewell as you take your first step into your everlasting life,
Where we know, we will all meet again, someday, just on the other side.
As you drift far off, a whisper of gratitude lingers in the air,
For the love and the grace, and for the lives that were shared.
Family, in its entirety,
Becomes the encompassing bond that ensures the footing when the last ship sets sail,
The final farewell when the real journey begins.
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