December 10, 1953 - May 17, 2021
Service Date: May 28, 2021
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 27th from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred.
Hazel M. McGlincey (Lord),67 years young, passed at home, surrounded by family on May 17, 2021.
She was born on December 10, 1953, the eldest daughter of Robert and Maxine (Penney) Goodfield.
Early in life Hazel and her brother Jimmy were adopted by their stepfather Robert Lord. She was raised in Shapleigh Maine, and attended local schools, including both Sanford and Massabesic High Schools, class of 1971. In 1984 she went back to earn her diploma.
Growing up she loved the time she spent on her grandfather Carl Eagle’s farm, and the farm of family friend Nettie Staples. She longed for the simpler times, and fondly recalled churning butter with Nettie, and catching fireflies with her brother Jimmy and cousin Tom-Tom. She grew up with many treasured friends, including her lifelong confidant Donna Ham Thompson. She loved music, especially The Beatles and The Beach Boys.
In January of 1971 she married the love of her life Richard McGlincey. For fifty years they made a home together in Newfield Maine. They lived, loved, laughed, and grew together, for better or for worse, just as they promised to do. They were blessed with a son, Daniel McGlincey of Sanford, a grandson Thomas McGlincey of Newfield, and two great grandchildren Sabrina and Tyler McGlincey.
Hazel was an active member of the community. She volunteered at the local schools, was a Den Mother with the Cub Scouts, and a CPR instructor. In 1977 she became a Licensed Ambulance Attendant, and EMT with Newfield Volunteer Rescue Squad. She ran actively with the rescue for many years, and eventually served as Secretary. She was also a long-time member of the Newfield Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She would fondly recall the many bean suppers they sponsored, and how much fun they had putting them on.
Hazel was a devoted wife and homemaker and worked outside of the home. She worked at Lincoln Press as a proofreader, and pre-press set up person. She also worked for several years at the West Newfield Corner Store, and for the Town of Limerick as a secretary for the Selectmen and Code Enforcement offices.
Hazel was passionate about making crafts, especially ceramics. For several years she ran a ceramic shop out her home, “Lions, Tigers and Ceramics, Oh My.” She was an avid reader, and an excellent writer. She composed many short stories about her childhood and life on the farm. She loved feeding and watching the birds from her back deck and had a soft spot for hummingbirds and cardinals. Hazel also enjoyed going to car shows with her husband in their 57 Ford Fairlane. They attended the antique car show in Stowe Vermont along with a close-knit group of family and friends for nearly 40 years.
She was a faithful communicant and lector at St. Matthews Church in Limerick Maine.
Hazel is recently predeceased by her aunt Hazel York, for whom she was named. She is also predeceased by her father Robert Goodfield, and her brother James Lord. She is survived by her mother Maxine Flint of Lebanon Maine, her uncle Thomas Penney of Shapleigh, her sisters Tammy Franklin of Darien Georgia, and Susan Welch and her husband Dana of Lebanon, her brothers Michael Lord and his wife Kate of Lebanon, and Donald Lord and his partner Vicki Kearney of Fort Fairfield Maine. Her former sisters in law Anne McGlincey and Betty McGlincey of Sanford, a brother-in-law Robert McGlincey of Newfield, and sisters in law Joanne Bond of Newfield, and Ann Marie Cuffey and her husband Gregory of Windham Maine. She is also survived by several cousins, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Visiting hours will be on Thursday May 27, 2021 from 5 – 8 p.m. the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred Me.
There will be a funeral mass at 10 a.m. on Friday May 28, 2021 at St Matthews Church, 19 Dora Lane in Limerick Maine. There is no limit on attendance, and masks are optional.
A reception, graciously put on by Newfield Rescue, will follow at the Newfield Public Safety Building at 81 Water St in Newfield Maine.
In lieu of flowers it is suggested that donations can be made in Hazel’s name to the Newfield Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Hazel’s favorite color was purple. Please consider wearing something purple in her honor.
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The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.