Hazel M. Moody

DRESDEN -- Hazel Marie Moody, 67, a lifelong resident of Dresden, died on March 4, 2006, at Augusta Rehabilitation Center, Augusta, after a long illness.

Hazel was born in Dresden on Feb. 15, 1939, a daughter of Leroy and Ellen (Bickford) Robbins. She was the next to the youngest child of 14 children. As one of nine girls, Hazel was considered one of the "little sisters."

Hazel attended schools in Dresden and graduated from Bridge Academy. She married Horace "Win" Moody on Dec. 26, 1959. During their long marriage, Hazel committed her life to raising her family and, especially, her youngest son, Donald. Her special care of Donald has been truly remarkable.

Hazel's deep interest in and love of local history has led to her compiling many records about local cemeteries. She was a fount of information and was always able to direct you to the right person when she didn't know the answer.

Hazel also served many years as town treasurer, as well as excise-tax collector in earlier years.

Hazel is survived by her husband, Win, of Dresden; three sons, Horace "Pudge" Moody Jr. and wife, Brenda, of Pittston, Daniel Moody and wife, Sherry, and Donald Moody, all of Dresden; five grandchildren, Aaron Moody, Adam Moody, Ashley Moody, all of Pittston, and Danielle Moody and Kristen Moody, both of Dresden. Also surviving are three sisters, Ida Sweeney and husband, Ralph, of Dresden, Christie Lambert of Freeport and Louise Huntington of Hallowell.

Memorial contributions may be sent to: Bridge Charitable Trust Fund, c/o Jeannine Clark, 502 Gardiner Road, Dresden, ME 04342.