Helen M. Coleman


AUBURN – Helen Marr Coleman, 101, of 164 Davis Ave., Auburn, died at her home Friday afternoon, July 20, after a long, healthy and happy life.

Helen was born at home in Sweden, Maine, on a very cold morning, the 4th of December, 1905, the daughter of Will and Minnie Marr.

She received eight years of education with her teacher, and dear friend, in a one-room schoolhouse and then on to Bridgton Academy as an honor student, with her treasured sisters, Polly and Louise.

She had a lifelong interest in creating exquisitely beautiful handiwork for her many family members. Geraniums were her favorite flowers, and she was also an expert Scrabble player.

She was married to Louis E. Coleman, who predeceased her in 1986.

She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn G. Haslam of Auburn; two sons, Robert M. Coleman of Wells and Richard A. Coleman of Augusta; her grandchildren, William Haslam of Auburn, John Coleman of Yarmouth, David Coleman of Owego, N.Y., Kevin Coleman of Leominster, Mass., Tom Coleman of Freeport, Joseph Coleman, also of Freeport, Jacquelyn Sandone of Ellsworth, Mary Deborah Kennedy of Haverhill, Mass., Catherine Whitaker of Weeks Mills, and Mary Bernard of Yarmouth; her great-grandchildren, Thomas and Patricia Kennedy, Craig and Corey Coleman, Erin, Hannah and Sam Coleman, Kate, David and Anna Bernard, Chase Coleman, Joseph Coleman, Jack and Mary Sandone, and Ella Coleman; nieces, Mary Andrews, Irene Dent, Betty Merrill, and Ellen Haggerty; and nephews, Marvin Flint, Earl Marr Jr. and Philip Skinner.