Helen I. Littlefield

April 28, 1931 - December 30, 2015

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A Graveside Service will be held later in the spring at Chadbourne Cemetery in Lyman.

Helen I. Littlefield, 84, a longtime resident of Lyman, died peacefully with her family by her side, on December 30, 2015 at the Newton Center in Sanford.

Helen was born on April 28, 1931 in Biddeford the daughter of William and Vera (Benson) Dinsmore. She was raised in Arundel and was a graduate of Biddeford High School.

In 1948, Helen married Gordon Littlefield, Sr. and they were blessed with a son, Gordon, Jr. and daughter Sharon. In the early years when Gordon Sr. was fulfilling his military service, Helen loaded up the kids and the car and drove out to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.  First and foremost Helen was a devoted wife and mother. While raising their family in Lyman, Helen worked at Keuffel & Esser in Kennebunk, enjoyed waitressing at Valleys Restaurant in Portland, sold real estate in Limerick and retired from York County Communications, where she was a dedicated dispatcher for many years.

Helen possessed a good sense of humor and was known for her “one liners.” She was a gifted piano player and enjoyed reading and writing poetry. She and her husband both looked forward to camping, hunting and fishing locally and their trips to Jackman. Helen was a loving Grammy to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be truly missed by her family and close friends.

She is survived by her son, Gordon Littlefield, Jr. and wife Gaye of Waterboro and by her daughter, Sharon Littlefield of Lyman; her three grandchildren, Angela Littlefield and partner, Denise Vallee; Amy Noble and husband Kraig; and Amanda Thornton and husband Michael; her five great-grandchildren, Mia Noble, Meg Noble and Maeve Noble, Tess Littlefield and Neve Littlefield and Tai Thornton; her sister-in-law, Jacqueline Dinsmore; and her close personal friend, Kathy Dede who visited daily and helped Helen with her appointments; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Sr. of 62 years and by her brother, Curtis Dinsmore.

A Graveside Service will be held later in the spring at Chadbourne Cemetery in Lyman.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alfred Fire and Rescue, PO Box 36, Alfred, ME 04002 or to the Goodwin Mills Firefighter Relief Assoc., Atten: Treasurer, PO Box 284, Alfred, ME 04002.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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