Obituary for Mildred E Staples (Harvey)
Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home
110 Limerock Street Rockland, ME 04841
OWLS HEAD - Mildred E. Staples, 92, died Friday, March 24th, 2017 at Pen Bay Medical Center, after a period of declining health.
Born in Rockland, March 17th, 1925, she was the daughter of Cleveland P. and Esther M. Wall Harvey. She was educated in Rockland schools.
September 22, 1970, she married Roswell Paul Staples in Rockland.
Mildred's working career began at Harvey Taxi in Rockland. She later worked at the First National Store and at National Sea Products. More recently and until her retirement, she worked as a dispatcher and driver, at her husband's business, Schooner Bay Taxi Company in Rockland.
For many years, Mildred was a member of the Rockland Lodge of Elks Emblem Club and the Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt American Legion Post No. 1, Auxiliary. She enjoyed the many friendships made at both of those organizations.
Other than her parents Mildred was pre-deceased by her husband Roswell Paul Staples, June 24, 2016; one son Richard E. Lawry; four siblings, George C. Harvey, Roger N. Harvey, Harold E. Harvey and Ethelyn L. Whittemore. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Bradley J. and Sheila Dodge of Camden, Terry and Patti Lawry of St. George; four grandchildren, Wendy Dodge, Suzzy Stowell and her husband Adam, Kelsey A. Lawry, Trevor Lawry; one great-grandson, Parker; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, May 15th at Ocean View Cemetery, Spruce Head Road, South Thomaston.
Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Winslow-Holbrook -Merritt American Legion Post No. 1, P.O. Box 582, Rockland, ME 04841.