WEST PARIS – Bridget “Peggy” M. Bean, 86, of Buckfield, died Wednesday, May 20, at Ledgeview Living Center.

She was born in Lewiston, on Jan. 17, 1923, the daughter of Thomas and Anna Bolduc Gilroy. She attended Lewiston schools and had been a homemaker all of her life.

She was a member of St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Norway. She enjoyed gardening and canning her produce. She loved her animals. She married Ernest Bean on Aug. 6, 1949.

She is survived by her husband of Buckfield; two daughters, Patricia and her fiancé, Ralph Beck, of Buckfield and Sally Bean and her significant other, Pauline LaRone, of Buckfield; two grandsons, Seth LaPlante and his wife, Sophia, of Winthrop and Nicholas LaPlante of Buckfield; and four great-grandchildren.

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