Earlyne Proctor

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Earlyne Proctor, 90
BRIDGTON - Earlyne Proctor, 90, of Bridgton, died peacefully in her sleep on March 7, 2017, at the Bridgton Health and Residential Care Center in Bridgton.
Born on Sept. 20, 1926, in Hollis, she was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Edith Appleby of Saco; her late husband of 50-plus years, Royce Proctor, of Bridgton; eldest son David Proctor, of Bridgton; sister Nancy Atkins, of West Gardiner; and brother Robert Appleby, of Florida.
Earlyne and Royce attended Baxter School for the Deaf, and were members of the Lewiston Maine Deaf Club.
She was a busy homemaker living in Bridgton, who worked for and retired from Sebago Moccasin after many years of service. Family and friends were Earlyne's passion and delight and she loved being taken on long car rides since she didn't drive. The biggest smile and best hug awaited anyone who knew her.
"Though she be but little, she is fierce," is a quote from Shakespeare that best describes what everyone knew when they were on the receiving end of her pointer finger.
Accepting Christ as her Savior with Bridgton Alliance Church in Bridgton, Earlyne served as a faithful member who truly loved the Lord. She spent many special evenings at her home, teaching sign language to church members.
Survivors include her two sons, Dana (Terry) Proctor, of Bridgton; and Jon (Sue) Proctor, of Harrison; brother William Appleby, of Flori-da; six grandchildren, and several wonderful nieces and nephews.
Her grateful family wishes to thank all the wonderful people who cared for her at Bridgton Health and Residential Care Center in Bridgton; Tammy, Nikki and Helen from Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice in Lewiston; and the Bridgton Alliance Church congregation.
At Earlyne's request, there will be a private graveside service for immediate family members in the future. Share memories on the Dolby Funeral Home website at: www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com.

In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to
Androscoggin Home Care
and Hospice
15 Strawberry Avenue
Lewiston, ME 04240, or
Bridgton Alliance Church
368 Harrison Road
Bridgton, ME 04009

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 19, 2017
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