June S. Huntress

May 14, 1926 - November 28, 2018

Service Date:

A Graveside Service will be held at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale on July 5th at 10:00 am

June S. Huntress, 92, passed away peacefully in her home, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones.

June was born in Somerville, Massachusetts on May 14, 1926, the daughter of Edward and Alice (Chapman) Goodwin. She grew up in Hollywood, California where she graduated from Hollywood High School. June became a published lyricist at the tender age of 15 during the war years. She had a profound love of Jazz and Frank Sinatra. As she matured, she continued her writing and became a creative writer of poetry which has become keepsakes within her family.

In 1950 she met her husband Weston on a blind date and was soon married. They were married for 63 years until his passing in 2013.

For many years, June worked at General Electric in Somersworth and Dover, New Hampshire. First and foremost was June’s desire to create a warm and loving home. Her cooking skills were unmatched and hard to beat. Her door was always open and once you entered into her home, you knew you were loved. “Mom, you have given so much and asked so little in return. Thank you for always being there for us, for teaching us invaluable life lessons, listening intently to us, helping and forgiving us when we needed it, loving us, and always, always paving the way for us. You were simply magnificent!”

And now, for the “Man Upstairs”: We want to give you a little heads up on the newest angel to arrive. You know, the one with the “most brilliantly colored wings” that was likely the cause of the storming of the gates today?!?! So first off, you must understand she may actually be the kindest, most compassionate person to enter your gates. Her heart was bigger than you could imagine and she needed it for all of the love she has given in her 92 years! She was a hopeless romantic with a knack for knowing just what to say or cook to make your day a little brighter. She was a timeless beauty!

Our Nan, Mom and friend will be truly missed as she always made things better and taught us to remember to look at the glass as half full and to never EVER judge a book by its cover as you never know what footsteps someone else has walked.

I trust you will take good care of her and let her beauty shine. Oh and remind her once in a while to stop dancing and keep an eye on us as we may need her here and there!!!

She was predeceased by husband Weston, her brother Edward Goodwin, and sisters Audrey Brandt, Betty Earl and Jane Plott.

She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Collins and Karen Brine and husband Michael; son-in-law Dennis Collins and wife Linda; grandchildren, Jessica Ekberg and husband Jeff of Nashua, NH; Ian Collins and wife Jenn of Port St. Lucie, FL; Jennifer Brine and good friend Chris Beck of Somerville, MA; Justin Brine and fiancée Jessica Woodward, and Sarah and Justin Brewer of Sanford; great grandchildren, June and Miles Collins and Izzy and Alexandra Ekberg; brother-in-law James Earl and sisters-in-law, Carole Canning and Joyce Canning and many nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service will be held in the spring, when the sun is shining and the spring flowers are in bloom. She will be buried next to her husband, Weston, at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale.

In honor of Mom think of someone special in your life and send them flowers! And remember those who walk among you with love, compassion and kindness.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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