Paula F. Quimby

March 6, 1938 - January 9, 2018

Service Date: January 20, 2018

Family and friends may gather on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street in Alfred.

Paula F. Quimby, 79, beloved wife, mother and Uma, died peacefully while in the comfort of her home and surrounded by her devoted family, on January 9, 2018.

Paula was born with her twin brother, on March 6, 1938 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada the daughter of Joseph L. and Florence A. (Tyrell) Goodine. She grew up in a happy home with her twin brother, Paul and five other siblings.

As a young woman, Paula visited the United States often and met the man that would become her husband and best friend for the past 59 years, Robert A. Quimby. They were blessed with three children and made their home in the Sanford/Springvale area before living in No. Berwick for 18 years. Robert worked very hard to care for his family as he wanted Paula to be home tending to the needs of their children. She worked part time jobs at different times in her life; but her heart was first and foremost towards taking care of her husband and her children.

In Paula’s younger years, she loved to go roller skating and bowling; often playing on a league in Sanford. She was a proud member of TOPS and it was a very important part of her life; especially the wonderful friends she met within the group. Paula loved to play Bingo and going to Foxwoods with her sister-in-law Shirley Quimby. She looked forward to taking bus trips and exploring new areas.

As a family, they enjoyed camping in Conway, NH and visiting with friends and family in Robbinston. Paula was full of energy and fun! She could strike up a conversation with just about anyone and was known for her love of sweets. Paula had style and class; never venturing out until her hair was styled just right with her outfit matching her shoes and purse.  Her world was complete as the grandchildren and great-grandchildren came by and they lovingly called her Uma. Paula and Robert were so pleased to have purchased a home in Sanford and have made their home there for the past 32 years.

She was definitely the matriarch of her family and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is lovingly survived by her husband and faithful friend, Robert A. Quimby; her three children, Kathy L. Poole, Robert P. Quimby and Kim V. Wedel; her wonderful five grandchildren, and three special great-grandchildren; her twin brother, Paul Goodine; her sister, Marie Hill and several nieces and nephews.

Paula was predeceased by her siblings, Joseph and Gerald Goodine, Kathleen Wendling, and Margaret Goodine.

Family and friends are invited to visit and share memories on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. of Maine, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

The Autumn Green is respectfully handling arrangements.

 


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