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Helen Louise Wallingford

Helen Louise Wallingford

Female 1926 - 2016  (89 years)

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  • Name Helen Louise Wallingford 
    Born 21 Jul 1926  Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence 24 Apr 1930  Perkins Ridge Road, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cemetery notes Plot B349 
    Died 2 Apr 2016  Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Latitude: 44° 7’ 12.16” N-Longitude: 70° 14’ 51.648” W
    Notes 
    • Helen L. Mawhinney
       
      1926 - 2016
       
      Lewiston Sun-Journal
      Friday, June 3, 2016
      AUBURN — Helen L. Mawhinney, 89, of Auburn and Machias, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 2.

      She was born in Auburn on July 21, 1926, to her parents, Bancroft H. and Winifred Olfene Wallingford. Helen grew up on the farm with her brother, Otto Wallingford, with whom she first attended a one-room schoolhouse on Perkins Ridge Road, where her father and grandfather attended before her. During her childhood, she enjoyed a love of music, the piano and the outdoors. Due to gas rationing during World War II and difficulties with daily transportation to Edward Little High School, her parents sent Helen to Gould Academy in Bethel, where she attended as a boarding student.
      After graduating from Gould Academy, Helen studied at the University of Maine from which she graduated in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Both at Gould Academy and later at University of Maine, she developed friendships which she nurtured throughout her life. On the day of her graduation from college, Helen moved to Machias to serve as the sole representative of the Maine Child Protection Service in Washington County, a job which imparted a sense of deep responsibility and caring for others.
      In Machias, she caught the eye of her future husband, Fred P. Mawhinney, whom she married in 1950. Later in life, she served for many years as the outpatient coordinator at the Down East Community Hospital in Machias.
      Helen and her husband raised two children, Daniel Mawhinney and Jean Mawhinney, now respectively of Auburn, and West Palm Beach, Fla. They recall their mother’s love of music, sense of duty and fun, having been the beneficiaries of her playing Reveille on her bugle to shake them out of bed on school mornings.
      Helen with family and friends cherished countless days in all seasons at a remote family cabin on Cranberry Lake in Washington County. There she found peace canoeing, fishing, picking wild blueberries, listening to the nightly call of loons and enjoying spirited games of cribbage. It was there that she also enjoyed nightly forays of skinny-dipping in the lake. She last continued the practice just two summers ago.
      She was an intrepid traveler and spent many winters in Florida and Arizona for more than two decades. She often insisted “At the drop of a hat…” on driving herself to warmer winter climates, even in her eighth decade.
      Helen enjoyed frequent letters and the company of her grandchildren, for whom she loved to make piles of whoopie pies.
      She is survived by her son, Dan; her daughter, Jean; his children, Sam, Ben, Woody and Kate Mawhinney; Jean’s daughters, Andrea Cerbone and Jerusha Hampe; and nine great-grandchildren.
    Person ID I979  Reed
    Last Modified 6 May 2018 

    Father Bancroft Hussey Wallingford,   b. 13 Dec 1890, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1975, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Winiferd Olfene,   b. 16 Jan 1892, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1988, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1922  Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Documents
    Bancroft Wallingford and Winifred Olfene
    Bancroft Wallingford and Winifred Olfene
    marriage record
    Headstones
    Bancroft Hussey Wallingford family
    Bancroft Hussey Wallingford family
    headstone
    Plot: B349
    Bancroft Hussey Wallingford family
    Bancroft Hussey Wallingford family
    headstone
    #2
    Plot: B349
    Family ID F145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fred Perry Mawhinney,   b. 16 Mar 1919, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1992, Machias, Washington County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1950  Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. (Living) Mawhinney
     2. Muriel Louise Mawhinney
     3. Julie Marie Mawhinney
     4. Lillian Mawhinney
    Last Modified 21 May 2015 
    Family ID F147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jul 1926 - Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 24 Apr 1930 - Perkins Ridge Road, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Aug 1950 - Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Apr 2016 - Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Helen Louise Wallingford
    Helen Louise Wallingford
    obituary photo

    Headstones
    Helen Louise Wallingford
    Helen Louise Wallingford
    headstone
    Plot: B349

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Headstone, 5May2018.

    2. [S881] Lewiston Sun-Journal obituary.

    3. [S39] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), ED 1-1, Sheet 21B, Dwelling 269, Family 862, Bancroft Wallingford household.

    4. [S103] “Maine Marriage Records, 1705-1922”, 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 58.

    5. [S42] Maine Marriages, 1892-1996, Ancestry.com, (The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, USA, 2003).