CHERRYFIELD – Eva H. Mayhew, 92, went home to be with her Lord, March 12, 2017, at the Narraguagus Bay Health Care Facility, Milbridge, Maine. She was born October 13, 1924, Cherryfield, Maine, the daughter of Harold Hutchings and Clara (Elsemore) Hutchings. In her early married life, Eva worked in the sardine factory and at the Cherryfield Inn, but mostly spent time with her only child, Carl, taking him hunting, fishing, and as well as many other outdoor activities. Eva has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Cherryfield for many years. In her later years, she was very generous with her time visiting many shut-in friends in the town. She greatly enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Robert E. Mayhew. Surviving in addition to her son, Carl M. Mayhew and wife, Loretta; two granddaughters, Kimberly Smith and husband, Tony of Cherryfield, Melissa Hicks and husband, Adam of Derry, N.H.; 9 great-grandchildren, Erin Guptill of Wesley; Corey and Blake Smith of Cherryfield; Hayden, Haley, Kyle, Adison, Linnea, and Drew of Derry, N.H. and 7 great great-grandchildren as well as two new ones due at the end of this month. She also leaves two sisters-in-law, Phylis Mayhew Sproul of Cherryfield and Elaine Lawrence Mayhew of N.H.; several nieces and nephews and their families.
A private graveside service will be held the first part of July at Pine Grove Cemetary, Cherryfield. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home.
Eva’s family would like to give a very special thanks to the nurses and staff at NBHC facility who took care of her during her long stay there both downstairs as well as the staff on the second floor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church,
P.O. Box 515, Attn. Treasurer, Cherryfield, Maine 04622, or to the charity of one’s choice.