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16 Pleasant Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 207-622-9311
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Lydia Day

Lydia M Day

Thursday, July 18th, 1935 - Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
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Lydia M. Day, age 85, died Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center at Glenridge following a long illness. She was born in Jefferson, ME on July 18, 1935 a daughter of the late Reuben and Theresa (Clark) Bowden.
Mrs. Day was a graduate of Erskine Academy and was employed for many years at various law offices as well as the State Attorney Generals Office.
She was Queen of the Red Hat Society and loved to play cribbage.
Mrs. Day was pre-deceased by her loving husband, Frederick K. Day, Jr.
She is survived by two sons: Terrance Pierce of Colorado Springs, CO and Todd Pierce of Vietnam; a daughter, Merlene Williamson of Whitefield; a half-brother, Clayton Weeks of Waterville; a half-sister, Beverly Weeks of Winslow; five grandchildren: Elizabeth Pierce, Spencer Pierce, Michael Pierce, Tom Williamson and Joshua Williamson; two great grandchildren: Sabella and Hunter Williamson as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins and a special friend, Rachel Gertloff of Florida and all her Red Hat Society friends.
Adhering to strict CDC guidelines of 50% capacity, wearing of masks and personal distancing, relatives and friends may visit on Friday, July 16th from 9-11 AM at Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd., Rt. 32, Windsor where a memorial service will follow at 11 AM. Burial will follow in the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.
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    Friday, July 16th, 2021 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, July 16th, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am
    Plummer Funeral Home - Windsor
    983 Ridge Road
    Windsor, ME 04363
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    Friday, July 16th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, July 16th, 2021 11:00am
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    983 Ridge Road
    Windsor, ME 04363
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    Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    163 Mt. Vernon Road
    AUGUSTA, ME 04330
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Robert Fuller

Posted at 11:30am
Lydia was a secretary in my law office for several years. She was talented and could churn out her assignments with unmatched speed and accuracy. If I had only one word to describe Lydia it would be “feisty.” She took no guff from anyone - including often-demanding short-tempered lawyers. Fortunately, I was always on her good side!
Lydia was brought up in Stickney Corners, a small rural neighborhood in Washington, Knox County. Early on she decided to expand her horizons and developed the secretarial skills which led her to a series of progressively more challenging jobs. Some were in state government and others in the private sector. All those for whom she worked were lavish in their praise for her skills and her work ethic.
Lydia Day is a shining exemplar of many Maine women of her era who came from disadvantaged backgrounds and worked incredibly hard to attain the skills which would elevate their income-earning power. During Lydia’s era, secretaries were not only regarded as drudges but also the subject of sexual harassment. Lydia gained respect by her no-nonsense attitude and her refusal, often in salty terms, to put up with those who failed to give her the respect which she had earned and deserved.

Jeffrey Frankel

Posted at 01:45pm
Many moons ago Lydia and I were in the same unit of the Maine Attorney General's office. I looked forward to working with her each day. When I bought my house in Windsor, I was surprised to learn that she had picked beans on my home site when she was a girl! I appreciated her dry wit and Yankee humor, and will always remember her.

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