Pauline M. Craft

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Cherryfield – Pauline M. Craft (Grant) was born on Monday, February 4, 1935 in Cherryfield, Maine to Morton Grant and Eunice Grant, their first child.  Pauline was born on a chilly February day, she first warmed the heart of her parents. As Pauline would grow she would welcome a brother first, Donald, followed by her sister Violet, a Brother David and the youngest of the Grant children her youngest brother Jim.  Polly as she was known to her friends and family would often lead her brothers and sister with her indomitable spirit.  She Graduated from Cherryfield academy in 1953 with her brother Don.  Polly would go on to Husson College before joining the Air Force, where she would meet William Craft while in the Air Force in 1958, six weeks later Polly and Bill would marry. Polly lived life with incredible love for life, when her heart connected with the man she loved and would love forever. Before the year ended Polly would give birth to their first child Deborah on November 3, 1959.  A few years later Polly and Bill would welcome a daughter Mary Anne on January 16, 1961, Their first son Burton on May 9, 1964, a second son Robert on December 11, 1965, followed by William, Jr. on June 20th, 1967. Polly raised her family to love life and embrace the quiet time. Never to be discouraged by life’s setbacks and to believe in themselves.

Polly has joined her Mother, Father, Brother David, Husband and Daughters in God’s Kingdom. Her Brother Donald lives in Orono, Her sister Violet, her best friend lives in Cherryfield, with her husband Norris and their son Mike, Their son Steven lives in Machias with his family.  Her Brother Jim lives in Michigan with his Wife Joanne, Their Children Jennie and Jason, also live in Michigan with their families.  Her oldest son, Burton lives in Pennsylvania, his grown daughters are close by.  Her Son Robert lives in Maryland, with his wife Kristen and their children Cole and Connor. William her youngest son lives in Michigan with his wife Kathy.  Polly is survived also my many cousins, nephews and nieces and the many friends that knew and loved her.

Visiting hours will be held from 5-7 PM on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Milbridge, ME. A funeral service will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, February 3, 2017 at Cherryfield First Baptist Church, 1727 Main Street, Cherryfield, ME with Pastor Max Merrill Officiating. Spring interment will be held in Deblois Cemetery, Deblois. To leave a message of condolence or a fond memory with the Craft family, please visit


8 Responses to Pauline M. Craft

  1. Dee Meyerhoff says:

    Bob you and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time.

  2. Tom and Barbara Boyer says:

    Bob, so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Know that she is now in a better place, without pain or suffering. Our prayers are with you, Kristen, Connor, and Cole. We’re back after the 6th, and will help anyway we can.

  3. Rob Vargo says:

    Bob, thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family from all your Range friends.

  4. Bill Darden says:

    Bob, Echoing Rob’s note to offer condolences, and thoughts and prayers for you and your family in this time of remembrance, and loss.

  5. Cheryl Combs says:

    To my dear cousins, I have so many fond memories of growing up with your mom and our parents. She will be deeply missed but the memories will not fade, ever. Love to you all during this difficult time.

  6. Dave Woodcock says:


    Vangie and I are thinking about you and your family during this time of grieving. Your family are on our thoughts and are in our prayers.

  7. Merle Sandly says:

    Burt, Bob and Bill. I never knew my Aunt Polly was a veteran. The trips to Syracuse, introduce me to A&W root beer. Vacation at 1000 Islands, July 1969. Parties at Peaceful Valley and Lake Winola,. We exchange Xmas cards every year. I still have her note sending her condolences when my mom pass away. I still have it. Last year, I wrote her asking what was the name of the base in Alaska where Uncle Bill was station at? Of course she replied . My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  8. Williams Family says:

    The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are family and friends who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. God will comfort you during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are also with you and your family.

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