Pauline A. Morrill

April 1, 1929 - March 12, 2017

Service Date:

Family and friends are invited to share stories and memories on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. A Graveside Service will be held later in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery in Alfred and will announced.

Pauline Alma (Thyng) Morrill, died in the loving arms of her family at her home in Waterboro, after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Pauline was born on April 1, 1929 to Grover C and Vergie (Newcomb) Thyng of Kennebunk, and was one of fourteen children. Pauline grew up in Kennebunk, graduating from Kennebunk High School in 1948, where she was known as a wonderful basketball player.

Pauline married Lawrence “Babe” Morrill on Oct 8, 1949 in West Kennebunk.  They lived in Alfred until 1963 before moving to Waterboro with their family.

For a number of years, Pauline worked for the U.S. Postal Service. But, she was proudest of her 33 years as the head cook at Massabesic High School (RSU 57) from 1969 until she retired at the age of 75 in 2002. All the students loved Pauline! They would shout out to her whenever they saw her.  She always took care of the many students; whether they needed money to buy lunch or needed a second helping of food. She said with pride, “No child ever went hungry!”

It was the same in Pauline’s home. You entered her home, she instantly fed you! You never left her home hungry or empty handed. Your arms would be filled with food, clothes, toys, or whatever she could share or felt you needed, she would give. The love of her life was her family and she was so proud of each one! She cherished all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; never missing an event in their lives and enjoying every moment with them. Being a part of Pauline’s life was such a blessing!

She loved to knit and crochet; making hundreds of mittens, scarfs and hats for her family, friends and those in need. She made wonderful crocheted dish clothes, which everyone loved and pleaded for more. Pauline was known for her quick witted humor and her famous one-liners! She was happiest when she was making you laugh or giving you something you could use. Pauline and her husband loved to go to community dances and family gatherings. Christmas was a very special time; as she would shower her family and friends with many gifts. In one word, Pauline was a “Giver”!

Pauline was a lifetime member of the Ladies of the Fire Auxiliary and the Rebekah Lodge of East Waterboro. She cooked and baked for many suppers and food sales to support both groups. She was known and loved for her wonderful whoopie pies!  She loved her many recipes and loved to share them even more. Pauline had quite a collection of cook books.

Pauline was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence “Babe” Morrill, her youngest son, Gary W. Morrill, her parents, four brothers, Clarence, Raymond, Donald, Robert and four sisters, Evelyn Court, Lillian Matthews, Phyllis Smith, and Elizabeth “Betty” Lovewell Whitten.

Pauline is survived by her son, Allan L. Morrill (Christine), her daughter, Susan A. Rhodes (Kenny), her daughter-in-law, Nancy M. Morrill all of Waterboro; her grandchildren, Dustin Rhodes of Waterboro; Stephen Morrill (Marie) of Newmarket, NH; Adam Morrill (partner Stephanie) of Portsmouth, NH; Amanda S. Mackell (Ken) of Mechanicsville, MD; two great grandsons, Cullen and Grady Mackell of Mechanicsville, MD; her sisters, Barbara Burns of Alfred; Ruth Andrews (Spencer) of Kennebunk; Gloria Foss (Ken) of Florida and her brothers, John Thyng (Claudette) of Kennebunk; Sherman Thyng (Patience) of Lyman; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces, nephews.

Family and friends are invited to share stories and memories with Pauline’s family on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street in Alfred. Following the visitation, please join her family at the Oak Street Bistro in Alfred for “of course” good food!

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the Waterboro Community Pantry, 26 Town House Rd., East Waterboro, ME 04030. Pauline would be very pleased and honored.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.



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