Karen “Kay” Pickard

FRANKLIN — Karen “Kay” Pickard, 71, of Franklin, passed away July 4, 2013, at Courtland Rehabilitation and Living Center, Ellsworth. She was born Nov. 10, 1942, at Boothbay Harbor to Clayton and Anna Parmenter.

Kay was previously employed at Walmart, Larry’s Pastry, Franklin Trading Post, Ruth and Wimpy’s and other places. She loved all her various jobs and meeting people. No one was a stranger to Kay. She enjoyed cooking, bowling and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, George; children, George III “Gump,” Deborah and husband, Stacey, Scott and wife, Trudy; grandchildren, Damian, Justin, Ryan, Georgie, Cathy, Devin, Anna and Matthew; six great-grandchildren and one to be born in November; brother, Claude of Southport, several nieces and nephews; a special sister-in-law, Judy Jellison; and her beloved dog, Sandy. She was predeceased by her sister, Marlene Pottle.

A private graveside service will be held Friday, July 12, 2013, at Bayview Cemetery, Franklin, followed by a 5 p.m. potluck celebration of life at the Eastbrook Community Center. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kay’s memory may be made to the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605.

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