Janet Sprague


Janet Sprague, 88, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. She was born in Cherryfield, Feb. 13, 1933, the daughter of Victor and Marie (Fickett) Grant.

She graduated from Cherryfield Academy in 1950, and Eastern Academy of Beauty Culture in Bangor in 1951. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Sprague (2017).

Janet is survived by her son Terrance and partner Bruce of Westbrook; son Timothy and wife, Helen, of Wellford, S.C.; granddaughter Megan Shaw, husband, Ryan, and great-grandchildren Emma, Edie, Ella, Porter, Pressley and Parker; and granddaughter Jill Carruthers, husband, Jonathan, and great-grandchildren Sloane and Addelyn. Janet had many friends and family in the Cherryfield area, and especially close to her were her cousin Dick Fickett and wife Joyce, and dear friends Nancy Willey of Cherryfield and Libby Joyce of Columbia, who did Janet’s hair for nearly 50 years. Special thanks to the staff of Seaport Village of Ellsworth for Janet’s care during the months of her declining health.

Janet was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She took great joy in keeping and decorating the interior of her home, as well as the exterior, especially during the Fourth of July and Christmas. She and her late husband, Harold, won many awards for their patriotic and festive decorations during the Cherryfield Days events over the years and served as grand marshals of the parade during Cherryfield’s bicentennial celebration in 2016.

A spring service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 47 Main St., Milbridge, where online condolences may be shared: www.bragdonkelley.com.

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