Barbara Elaine Tetlow



1935-2020

Barbara “Elaine” Tetlow, 85, of Hancock, died peacefully on Oct. 31, 2020, after a brief illness. She was born to the late Harold and Helen (Thibeault) Oldfield in Milford, Mass., June 13, 1935. She raised her family in Hopedale, Mass., before relocating to Maine in 1981.

She worked many years as a bookkeeper for College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor and for Tetlow Builders. Elaine was a member and treasurer of the Women’s Club of Hancock, a wonderful baker, an avid reader, and she had a tremendous love for animals. Her greatest love was for her family and she always looked forward to the family gathering at Christmas. A beloved mother and grandmother, she will very much be missed.

Elaine is survived by her husband of 64 years, John L. Tetlow of Hancock, daughter Kathleen Brodeur and her husband, James, son Steven Tetlow and his wife, Sally, daughter Kris Prepelka and husband, Mark, beloved sister Roberta Kurzontkowski and brother John Oldfield, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family will have a private intimate graveside burial and service. The family extends a special thanks to the staff at Courtland Rehabilitation Center who provided care and emotional support during her stay.

Memorial donations can be sent to the Service Dog Project Inc., 37 Boxford Road, Ipswich, MA 01938.


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