Ada P. Friend

Augusta-Ada P. Friend, 75, formerly of Richmond, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2009 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta.

She was born in Richmond on July 20, 1934 the daughter of George and Mildred (Crowell) Gilbert and graduated from Richmond High School in 1953.

Ada worked as the head of housekeeping for Augusta General Hospital for over 18 years. She also worked at Eaton Shoe and Clarostat for many years.

She enjoyed camping, cleaning, cooking, flower gardening, and especially time spent with her grandchildren. Ada was also member of the Fireman’s Auxiliary in Richmond for many years.

Ada was predeceased by her parents, husband of 40 years Arthur Friend and a brother Arthur Gilbert. She is survived by her companion Alvin Lothridge of Bolton Hill, Augusta, daughters Beverly Friend of Readfield and Texas, Mary Crimmin and her husband David of Westbrook, son Clifford Friend and wife Kathy of Litchfield, sisters Mary Lynch of Richmond, Ann Churchill and husband Norton of Lewiston, grandchildren Michael Tomas Duggan, Joe Friend, Meghan Crimmin, Brandon Crimmin, Samantha Friend, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, December 1st from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, December 2nd 11am at the Richmond Cemetery. A gathering and luncheon will follow the graveside service at American Legion Post 132 Carding Machine Rd. Richmond.

In Ada’s memory donations may be made to the Harold Alfond Cancer Center 361 Old Belgrade Rd. Augusta, Me 04330.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond