MILBRIDGE-Nancy (Copple) Pinkham passed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 5, 2017. She was born on January 10, 1924 in Chester, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Chester High School in 1942; started working for Baldwin Locomotive Works in May 1942 in the office of the U. S. Civil Department. She met her future husband when he was in the army, stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. They married when he returned from the war in 1946. In 1951, they settled in Milbridge. Nancy was active in the Milbridge Community and in the Milbridge Congregational Church. She taught Sunday school there for many years, sang in the choir and was a member of the women’s group.
She was instrumental in the opening of HF Pinkham and served as treasurer until 2004. She enjoyed daily interaction with employees, special customers, and family-like contractors. Nancy liked to shop, watch television and the New England Patriots, attend church, traveling around the world, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a strong, pioneering, independent and dutiful woman.
Nancy is survived by her son-David Pinkham and wife, Rhonda; daughter, Debra Pinkham; granddaughter-Dawn Pinkham and spouse, Victor Corea; great granddaughter-Sofia; grandson-Jason and spouse, Jacquelyn; great granddaughters-Layla and Brynn; dear friend-Betty Mohs.
She was predeceased by her late parents- Wallace Copple and Mary (O’Neill) Copple; sisters- Doris Moore, Frances McDade, Ruth Brennan, and Ginny Hatton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milbridge Congregational Church, Milbridge Public Library, Gateway Milbridge, and/or Petit Manan Ambulance.
Nancy’s service is scheduled for 1pm on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Milbridge Congregational Church with Dr. Eric Kelley officiating. A private family committal will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.