Rhoda G. Freeman, 70
SCARBOROUGH - Rhoda G. Freeman died Sept. 12, 2013, after bravely battling cancer for several years. She was born on Aug.
23, 1943, in Lewiston. She was the daughter of William and Miriam Goldstein. Rhoda graduated from Lewiston High School and Colby College and then earned a Master's Degree at New York University
After teaching in New York City, Rhoda moved to San Francisco, where she met her future husband, Robert Freeman. After stays in New York City, Maine, New Jersey and Wisconsin, Rhoda and Bob returned to Maine, where they operated a packing and shipping store in Brunswick. Rhoda and Bob worked together for 15 years and eventually sold the business and moved to Florida. They returned to Maine seven years ago.
While in Florida, Rhoda was the area director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She transferred her directorship back to Maine when she returned home. She also worked for the
. Both Rhoda and Bob were volunteers for Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
Rhoda was predeceased by her parents; her son James; and her brother Allan. Among survivors are her husband Bob, her sister Natalie Brenner; her son Richard Freeman, daughter-in-law Terri Freeman; and granddaughter Willa. She also leaves loving nieces and nephews; and great-nieces; and great-nephews; cousins and many good friends.
Rhoda's courageous battle with cancer, fought with humor and a positive attitude, was an inspiration to all who knew her.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Coastal Cremation Services, 471 Deering Avenue, Portland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to:
One Bowdoin Mill Island
Topsham, Maine, 04086 or
The Gosnell Memorial
11 Hunnewell Road,
Scarborough, Maine 04074
Rhoda G. Freeman