Elinor Winslow

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Elinor Crowell Marshall Plaisted Winslow, 94
BRUNSWICK - Elinor Crowell Marshall Plaisted Winslow passed peacefully at Mid Coast Hos-pital on March 10, 2017.
She was born on March 13, 1922, the daughter of Edward Fletcher Crowell and Delia Tupper Crowell, of South Portland.
She was a 1939 graduate of South Portland High School and went on to the University of Maine at Orono, where she earned her B.A. degree in 1943.
The following year, Coke, as she was known to all her family and friends, married Donald Grant Marshall, in South Portland. Donald, a USAF pilot in World War II, was killed in action in 1945 while flying medical aid and supplies over the Burma Hump.
Coke subsequently returned to UMO to pursue her master's degree in anatomy and physiology, graduating in 1949. It was at Orono that she met Philip Heath Plaisted, of Oakland, whom she married in June 1949. For the next three years, the family lived in Ames, Iowa, where Coke was a research scientist, while Phil pursued his Ph.D. in plant physiology at Iowa State University.
During the ensuing 13 years, the family resided in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Coke was employed as a research scientist at Boyce Thompson Institute in Yonkers, as well as an assistant professor at Hunter College.
Relocating to Pennington, New Jersey, Coke accepted a position of professor of anatomy and physiology at Mercer Community College in Trenton. While at Mercer, she co-authored and published "The Laboratory Manual in Anatomy and Physiology."
Upon Phil's death in 1971, she returned to Maine, eventually settling in Cumberland Foreside. She married Allen Gordon Winslow of Portland on Oct. 28, 1989.
Coke worked for ME Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as Canal Bank, in various management positions.
An active volunteer, she was a docent at the Portland Museum of Art as well as the Munjoy Hill Observatory, and a member of the First Parish Congregational Church of Yarmouth.
Coke, always active, enjoyed sports, including skiing, sailing and golf, and especially tennis, at which she was formerly ranked number two in the over-40 age bracket in the state. She was also an avid world traveler, visiting six continents.
Elinor is survived by her husband Allen, of Brunswick; her daughter Dawn Marshall Plaisted Swinton, of Owls Head; grandchildren, Libby Swinton Millar, of Freeport; Todd Philip Swinton, of Owls Head; and Amy Swinton Fredricks, of Shaker Heights, Ohio; as well as great-grandchildren Annabelle, Emily, and Rob Millar, of Freeport; and Millie and Maisie Fredricks, of Shaker Heights. Allen's family includes his son Robert, of Belfast; daughter Anne Tarbox, of North Yarmouth; and four grandsons, Aaron, Kevin, Nat and Jon.
A memorial service will be held at the First Parish Congregational Church of Yarmouth, 116 Main St., on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 1 p.m. Private interment will be at a later date at Blackpoint Cemetery in Scarborough. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home in Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with Elinor's family, please visit their Book of Memories at: www.bchfh.com.

The family requests that
contributions in lieu of flowers
be made to the Midcoast Hospital
Hospice of Brunswick.


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Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home Inc
110 Limerock St
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 594-4212
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 19, 2017
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