Margaret R. Talbot, 101, died peacefully, just a few months shy of her 102nd birthday, Friday, April 14, 2017, at The Sussman House in Rockport.
Born in Calais, July 4, 1915, she was the daughter of William O. and Hattie Fleming Redding. She was educated locally, graduating from Calais High School.
Following graduation, Margaret married her sweetheart, Frederick Alan Talbot, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada. Together they eventually settled in Rockland where they raised their family. During this time, Mrs. Talbot was employed as a clerk at Sylvania.
A talented musician, Mrs. Talbot was involved with three area churches over the years, serving as organist, pianist and choir director. Most recently she has been an active member of the Rockland Congregational Church where she was a member of the Ladies Guild. Each year she gave of her time and talents, making a special quilt for the church raffle. She was also a member of the Pythian Sisters for many years.
For the past few years, Mrs. Talbot has resided at 63 Washington Street in Camden. There she made many friends and enjoyed daily activities. Her family said they are extremely grateful for the wonderful care and companionship she received from the staff and residents there.
She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Predeceased by her husband in 1989; a son Robert W. Talbot, Sr. in 2010; a daughter Sallee Talbot McShane in 2009; and a granddaughter Ann Speedy; Mrs. Talbot is survived by her son, Ted N. Talbot and his wife Shirley of Rockland; a daughter-in-law Josephine "Jo" Talbot of Rockland; her grandchildren, Lynn Talbot, Robert "Bob" Talbot, Jr. and his spouse James, Paula McShane, Bob McShane; a grandson-in-law Butch Speedy; her great-grandchildren, Jana, Chad, Tristan, Jackson, Jason and Bradley; and one great-great-grandson, Finn.
Mrs. Talbot will be laid to rest privately beside her husband in Calais. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552; or Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.
To share a memory or condolence with the Talbot family, visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.