Madeline S. Stuart

Madeline S. Stuart died on July 27, 2006, in Bath, Maine

(The following was provided by the Portland Press Herald on July 28, 2006)

BATH — Madeline S. Stuart, 96, of Brunswick, died peacefully in her sleep, July 27, 2006, at Winship Green Nursing Center.

She was born on June 16, 1910, in Melrose, Mass., the daughter of Gertrude (Doucette) and Norman Swift. She attended local schools, graduating from Melrose High School in 1928. In 1929, she graduated from the Pierce Secretarial School in Boston and worked for Newhall Associates.

She continued to live in Melrose after her marriage until 1947 when the family moved to Brunswick. She worked at Bowdoin College for seventeen years, first as a secretary and later in the college bookstore, retiring in 1975. In 2003, she became a resident of Skolfield House in Brunswick and moved to Winship Green Nursing Center a year later.

She was a longtime member of First Parish Church in Brunswick. For many years, she was a member of the Brunswick Business and Professional Women and the Brunswick Golf Club. She became a legendary golfer in her later years, playing 18 holes–and walking the entire course–every day into her nineties. She was featured playing golf on Channel 8 TV in Portland in September 2000.

Her husband of many years, Harold W. Stuart, died in 1958.

She is survived by three sons, Harold W. and his wife, Jean, of Shrewsbury, Mass.; Douglas S. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Richard S. Stuart of Rockland; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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