Jeannette Lee Candage

BLUE HILL – Jeannette Lee Candage, 92, died Feb. 9, 2017, at her apartment at Parker Ridge Retirement Community, Blue Hill. She was born April 24, 1924, in Portland, daughter of Evilyn V. and John Nash.

Jeannette earned a business certificate from Beals College in Bangor. She then went to Washington, D.C., and worked for several years during WWII. After returning to Maine, she met Rufus and they were married on May 25, 1946. Together they opened Candage Hardware & Supply in 1958. Jeannette was town clerk for Blue Hill for 35 years. She served on the Board of Trustees for George Stevens Academy, of which she was the chairman for nine years. She enjoyed teaching and doing many arts and crafts during her retirement.

She is survived by son John and wife, Annette, of Blue Hill; grandsons, Robert Joseph and wife, Kristy, of Blue Hill, Christopher John and wife, Kateri, of Bucksport; niece Merideth Colwell Shea and husband, Thomas; nephews, Charles Colwell and wife, Mimi, and family, George Colwell and wife, Brenda, and family. She was predeceased by her husband, Rufus; and sister Vivian Colwell of Hancock.

A service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m., Feb. 17, 2017, at the South Blue Hill Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Jeannette’s memory may be made to the South Blue Hill Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 633, Blue Hill, ME 04614.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 49 Main St., Blue Hill.

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