1907 – 2003

FARMINGTON – Josephine D. (Rackliff) Maxim, 96, of Farmington, died of natural causes in the presence of her family on Sunday, June 29, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Emma and Herbert Mosher Sr.

She was born June 16, 1907, in Industry, the daughter of Gertrude Ellis.

She was a long-time employee of the Wilton Woolen Mill and Norwalk Shoe Co. in North Jay. She enjoyed lawn sales, quilting, rug braiding, making and enjoying her molasses cookies, doing puzzles and going to church suppers. She also enjoyed attending auctions, particularly Clyde Allen’s in New Sharon.

She is survived by her daughter, Emma Mosher and her husband, Herbert Sr. of Farmington; a daughter-in-law, Amy Maxim of Chesterville; a sister, Marguerite Van Tassel of Farmington; two granddaughters, DeAnna Ridley and her husband, Donald Sr. of Farmington and Joline Maxim of Chesterville; five grandsons, Stephen Mosher and his wife, Peggy of Farmington, Herbert Mosher Jr. and his wife, Diane of Temple, Michael Mosher and his wife, Suzanne of Chesterville, Terry Mosher and his wife, Maureen of Farmington and Darryl Maxim and his wife, Becky of Chesterville; nine great-grandsons; eight great-granddaughters; five great-great-grandsons; nine great-great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by an infant son, Frankie; a son, Martin (Tinemite); a son, Roland (Rollie); a brother, Lewis Rackliff; two sisters, Sadie Sprague and Ida Tracy; and her mother, Gertrude Ellis.

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