Phyllis A. Longfellow
September 29, 1917 - January 22, 2016
Service Date: February 6, 2016
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. Following the service, you are invited to enjoy light refreshments and visit with Mrs. Longfellow's family until 3:00 p.m. Burial will be later in the spring at Riverside Cemetery in Augusta.
Phyllis Paige Longfellow, 98, of Sanford, died Friday evening, January 22, 2016 at the Lodges Care Center in Springvale.
She was born on September 29, 1917, in New Salem, Massachusetts, the daughter of Willard and Ethel (Savage) Paige. She graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta, in 1936. Phyllis was a Gray Lady Volunteer at Togus Veteran’s Home in Togus, Maine during and after World War II.
Mrs. Longfellow was the oldest living member of the Samuel Grant and Mary Torr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of and Sunday School Teacher at Christ Church in Gardiner and Parishioner at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Sanford.
Phyllis was very active as a volunteer with the Red Cross, Augusta Woman’s Club, the United Way, Kennebec Valley Garden Club and the Augusta Hospital Auxiliary and Volunteers.
Her hobbies included knitting and quilting and she was an avid bridge player and never missed a Red Sox game on radio or television.
Mrs. Longfellow was predeceased by her parents and her husband of sixty-four years, Leander J. Longfellow, her sister, Glennis Glidden and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice Longfellow and husband Carl Johnson of Sanford; her two sons, Willard Longfellow and wife Linda of North Miami, Florida and Kenneth Longfellow and wife Nancy of Gardiner; eight special grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and four nephews and two nieces.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred. Following the service, you are invited to enjoy light refreshments and visit with Mrs. Longfellow’s family until 3:00 p.m. A private burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Augusta at a later date.
Please family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or your local animal shelter.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.