Florence E. (Gates) Metcalfe (1938 - 2017)

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Florence E. Gates Metcalfe, 79
SANFORD - Florence E. Gates Metcalfe, 79, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at Sentry Hill of York Harbor. She was born Aug. 12, 1938, in Millinocket, the daughter of the late Harold and Loretta (Cyr) Gates, of Sanford.
Florence spent over 20 years raising her children, Doug and Beth, in Burlington, Mass. She was known to support their sport teams and extracurricular efforts wholeheartedly.
She was the former director of nursing at the Winchester Nursing Center, part of Salter Healthcare in Winchester, Mass., and later taught nursing in Maine.
She leaves a son, Douglas Gates Metcalfe, and his wife Maria, of Stoneham, Mass.; and a daughter, Beth Ann Scanlon, and her husband James, of Kingston, N.H.; and five grandchildren, Bianca Gates Streep, Michaela E. Streep, James J. Scanlon, Nicholas Metcalfe and Derek Metcalfe.
Florence was known to love, spoil and support her five grandchildren. Whether she followed them to a hockey rink, soccer field or the lake, her presence was always known. Her warm capacity, intelli-gence and great humor made her a favorite at gatherings. Known to read several books in a week, she always had a quick quip to say or knowledge to share.
She is already missed dearly by her family and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., York, is directing arrangements. Visit: www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 30, 2017
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