SANGERVILLE, Florence Mae (Gourley) Harrington, 74, died June 24, 2012 in Dover-Foxcroft after a long illness. She was born November 7, 1937 in Guilford, the daughter of Hugh Gourley and Clara (Trafton) Cowette.
Florence worked at Guilford Industries, Dexter Shoe Co., owned and operated the Gold Nugget Restaurant, and was a caretaker. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Sangerville.
She was predeceased by her parents, and brothers, Berlin, Michael, and Ardane. Surviving are sisters, MaryJane Gourley of Waterville and Charlotte Stewart and husband Glenwood of Wellington; daughters, Jerilyn Levensalor and husband Tim of Sangerville, and Lori Welch and husband Barry of Newport; sons, Terry Priest and girlfriend Melissa Smith of Guilford, Peter Priest and wife Michelle of Sangerville, and Christopher Priest of Sangerville. She is also survived by her very special grandchildren and great grandchildren, who filled her heart with joy.
Affectionately known as "Meme" she was loved by many friends. Meme maintained an open door to her home for anyone who needed a place to stay. Meme's favorite pastime was having family gatherings and found great enjoyment in having family pictures taken. She will live on in our hearts forever as the loving, compassionate, and giving woman that she was.
Graveside services will be held 10 A.M. Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Sangerville Village Cemetery with Pastor Stephen Dean and Pastor Ray Beless officiating. A celebration of life will take place at the Guilford Masonic Lodge following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PETS, P.O. Box 912, Guilford, ME 04443.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford.