She worked hard, raised her five children, believed in paying her own way and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. She loved her children and was blessed with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, of whom she was proud. She spoke fondly of her time on Monhegan Island, tending daily to the lighthouse. She was proud to have worked at Stinson’s Canning Company for many decades. Later in life, she often sat at her kitchen window in her bentwood rocker, looking out on the bay and keeping close track of the daily happenings in Prospect Harbor.
She was predeceased by her son, Frederick Faulkingham. She is survived by three sons, Eugene Faulkingham and wife Betty Lou; Rexford Faulkingham and companion Irene Follett; Lee Faulkingham and his late wife, Mary; one daughter, Cynthia Grindle.
Her matriarchal influence served as a rudder in our lives. She was characterized by incredible strength and determination. We will miss that twinkle in her eye, and her “say it as it is” attitude.
Private graveside services were held were held to honor her in September.