Maxine “Mike” Hazel Carter

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Maxine “Mike” Hazel Carter, 91, died peacefully on June 12th, 2017. Maxine was born on February 27th, 1926, in Milbridge, Maine and was the daughter of Charles and Jennie Burgess of Milbridge. Maxine packed sardines at Ray’s Fishery for over fifty years of her life. At an early age, she raked blueberries on the barrens and made balsam wreaths every Christmas season. She was best known for her cooking and baking expertise. She could be found early in the morning in her kitchen, frying up homemade doughnuts before she even left for work. There was no greater joy in Maxine’s life than her husband of sixty four years and her beloved family. She enjoyed gardening and spent many hours after the harvest canning vegetables for the Winter months. The holidays were special to her as it gave her a chance to cook and see all the children whom she loved dearly. She could be found on a Saturday night with her sisters playing Bingo and eating a red hot dog while sipping a cup of black coffee. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Carter, her daughter, Cynthia Stanwood, and son, Willard Carter Jr., as well as four brothers and six sisters. She is survived by her sisters, Mary “Peggy” Freeman of Milbridge, Lottie Burgess of Milbridge, Victoria Batson of Addison, and Roberta Wynegar of South Carolina. Grandchildren, Stacie Stanwood-Young of Winter Harbor, Troy Stanwood of Steuben, and Tiffany Stanwood of Thorndike, Brenda Mobley of Casper, Wyoming, Kyle Carter of Spokane, Washington, Michael Carter of Nevada, and Steve Carter. She is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 16th, 2017, at the Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Milbridge, Maine.

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3 Responses to Maxine “Mike” Hazel Carter

  1. Elda says:

    My deepest condolences to the family, may you find comfort in prayer and the beautiful words of Isaiah 25:8 where God promises us that He will soon eliminate all death and suffering.

  2. T. M. says:

    Please accept my sincere condolences. May God’s promise of the resurrection give you comfort and hope of the time when you can be reunited with her. (Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4)

  3. JG says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I never had the privilege of meeting Maxine, but it sounds like she lived a full and wonderful life and I am sure that she has left many wonderful memories for you to look back on. As you reflect on your loss, please take comfort in the scripture at 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17. May God strengthen you and bring you comfort during this difficult time as we await the fulfillment of his promise of a resurrection. (Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4) My deepest condolences to Maxine’s family and friends.

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