BLUE HILL – Madeline Day Snow, 99, died April 28, 2016, at Seaport Village in Ellsworth. She was born in West Brooklin, July 4, 1916, the daughter of Elmer and Flossie (Carter) Day.
When Madeline was an infant, the family moved to South Blue Hill, where she attended grade school and had some of her fondest memories. She often relived these memories and remembered the people who lived in their neighborhood. In 1930, they moved to South Street in Blue Hill, where she attended George Stevens Academy, graduating in 1934. After graduation, Madeline worked in the Star Store in Bangor and other jobs in Northeast Harbor. In 1937, she was united in marriage to Roy Snow of North Blue Hill. They lived most of their married lives on South Street raising two sons. These were Madeline’s happiest times, being a wife and mother. She was a lab technician at the Blue Hill Memorial Hospital for the Drs. Connell for several years. In 1960, she opened Madeline’s Fashion, a ladies clothing store in Blue Hill. It had always been her dream to have her own store and now it became a reality. Without any prior business experience, she operated the store for 25 years, retiring in 1985. Many of her employees and customers became her dear friends. In 2009, she moved to Parker Court, where she resided until her health declined. Madeline will be remembered most for her strong love of family and her eternal optimism. “It could be worse” was her favorite phrase.
She is survived by her son, Cordell and wife Sandy of Ellsworth; daughter-in-law, Rebecca of Syracuse, N.Y.; three grandsons; two granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; her oldest son, Glenn and a brother, Roger.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016, at the First Baptist Church, Blue Hill with the Rev. Terry Phillips officiating. A reception will follow the service. Interment will be at the South Blue Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 49 Main St., Blue Hill.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.