Florence K. Philbrick, age 88, died peacefully Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at her home with her loving family by her side following a long illness. She was born in Sidney, ME on July 12, 1932, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Cherry (Billings) Keene.
After attending Cony High School, Florence followed in her mother’s footsteps working at R. P. Hazzard Co. in Augusta. Marrying in 1949, Florence then devoted her time to caring for her growing family and many interests.
She was a talented knitter, gardener and birdwatcher as well as an avid reader. Some of her favorite pastimes were watching her hummingbirds come each spring, listening to the music of Daniel O’Donnell and playing scratch tickets.
Florence will not only be remembered for her quick wit, fun humor and sparkling blue eyes, but mostly for her loving heart. She will be greatly missed.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Ray E. Philbrick, Jr.; a daughter, Rae Ann Brann, son in law, Darrell W Brann, step grandson Steven L Wright, her three brothers: Alton, Richard and Larry Keene and her two sisters: Madelyn Breton and Marylin Cummings. Her beloved pet dogs, Penney and Trisha who loved her unconditionally.
Florence is survived by her son, David Philbrick (Elaine)of Duxbury, MA; three daughters: Brenda Evans (Dana) of Hallowell; Sharon Wright (Gerry) of Winslow and Bernadette Philbrick (Don Roy) of Augusta; eight grandchildren, Jason Brann, Alyson Kornsey (James), Adrian, Sydney Philbrick, Stephanie Dupont (John), Michelle Philips (Russell) step granddaughter Jennifer Wright. She leaves her faithful pet dog Baby who never left her side. Also, eleven great grandchildren: Alex, Andrew and Adam Brann, Justin, Daniel, Alan, Malakhi Kornsey, Brooke and Dylan Philips, Lauryn and Logan Dupont, step great grand-daughters Kassidy Wright and Evie Giroux. She is also survived by her beloved sister in law, Patricia Keene, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would especially like to thank the people who helped make our mother’s days happy; The staff at Renaissance Quality Home Care; Wanita Ellis, Linda Traxler, Cindy Weymouth, Melissa, Daniel Kornsey, Justin Sweitzer and Ann McKenna, owner. Without their care and commitment, we would not have been able to do this. The staff at Belgrade Regional Health and Jennifer Caudell who took special time with Mom. Donna and Tammy with Dr. Jacobs office, Mom always looked forward to their visits and laughs. Sue Folk and the Palliative/Hospice team. Mom wanted to especially thank Sharon Judkins, Deb Works, Jaylyn Ladd, Barbara Stevens, Carla Stevens and Kathy Stevens-Mills for always keeping an eye on her,
At her request, there will be no public visiting hours. A celebration of her life will be held later. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sidney Fire and Rescue Department, Shepard Road in care of Sidney Town Office, 2986 Middle Road, Sidney, Maine 04330.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME.