Sophia I. Willard

July 1, 1993 - February 15, 2020

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Friends and family may call on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred.

Sophia Ivory Willard, 26, of North Waterboro, Maine, was lost to us on February 15, 2020.

Sophia was a free spirit, a talented artist, and a loving daughter, sister, niece, and grandchild. Sophia is survived by her mother and father, Nicole and Jonathan Willard, her brother Nickolaus Willard, her aunts Tara Judish, Caroline Judish-McKale and her husband Michael McKale, her uncles Jack Judish, Christopher Willard and his wife Laurel Willard, and Ethan Willard, her cousin Etienne Charron-Willard, and her grandparents Nancy Hartley and Paul and Jane Willard, great uncles and aunts and cousins, and pre-deceased by grandparents Joe and Joanne Judish and Bill Hartley.

Sophia loved her family, animals, theater, music, capturing the sunset, and had a spectacular sense of humor. She was a talented and multifaceted artist, continuously creating and producing new pieces. Her mediums included, but were not limited to, painting and visual arts, performative art, and theater. Her creativity was captured in these mediums and within her humor– constantly vibrant, funny, full of emotion and beautiful. Sophia will also be remembered for her sharp wit and striking sensitivity.

Sophia spent much of her time giving back to others, working at Creative Work Systems and serving with the NCCC in AmeriCorps. During this time she brought her humor and grace to the projects she worked on and the people she met. While in AmeriCorps she helped with the cleanup efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey as well as working on tree farms in Illinois. During her time with Creative Work Systems, Sophia was a Life Skills Coach and brought compassion to multiple individuals.

Sophia spent her free time with her family and friends traveling and exploring the world. She took two family trips to the American west to visit national parks, a trip to Scotland to see the country and her brother, time in Canada to hear music, and traveled extensively with AmeriCorps. Sophia graduated from Massabesic High School in 2011 and attended the University of Southern Maine.

Friends and family may call on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to MaineTransNet, your local animal shelter, or a charity of choice.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

 


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