KITTERY — Wilma Hussey Richards, 104, of Kittery, formerly of Westbrook, died on Friday, July 23.

She was born Aug. 4, 1905, in Roxbury, the oldest daughter of Ada Lovejoy and Maurice Hussey.

From 1945 until 1970, she worked at the Fine Paper Division of the S.D.Warren Co. in Westbrook. After her retirement from S.D.Warren, she continued to live in Westbrook for many years. Recently, she had been living at the longterm care unit at Durgin Pines, Kittery, where she was a beloved resident. The family appreciates the loving care she received there.

She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Sullivan of Kittery Point; her sons, John Gartley of Phoenix, Ariz., Kenneth Simpson of Fountain Hills, Ariz., and Kevin Simpson of Auburn; her grandchildren, Heather Sullivan of Cambridge, Mass., Sean Sullivan of Brooklyn, N.Y., Michael Simpson of Epping, N.H., Susan Pardy of New Market, N.H., Russell Edwards-Simpson of Plymouth, Minn., Senator Deborah Simpson of Auburn and Laurie Ann Jaramillo of Adalaide, Australia, and Georgetown; her great-grandchildren, Isaiah Rembert, Devon and Noah Pardy, and Jane and Charles Edwards-Simpson.

She was predeceased by her brother Bertram; and her sisters, Myrna, Shirley and Elsa.

A gracious compassionate woman and a great appreciator of the natural world, she loved gardening and caring for others. The sunshine of her personality lives on in the hearts of her relatives and all who were fortunate to know her. A private funeral service was held at the family burial plot in Canton, Aug. 1.

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