CUMBERLAND FORESIDE — Madeline Savage Frend of Cumberland Foreside passed away on Aug. 25.

She was born on Nov. 10, 1913, in Dixfield,  the daughter of Dr. Frederick S. and Eleanor Douglass Savage. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy and attended the Queen’s Hospital School of Nursing in Portland, and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine.

Until her marriage, she practiced nursing in the Newton/Wellesley, Mass. area. When she and her family moved to Maine, after 20 years as a home maker, she added a new career as a teacher at Phillips Elementary School.

Because she believed that one should make a positive contribution, she was active in community affairs and professional organizations. She served as president of the Franklin County Women’s Republican Club and Mt. Abram Teachers’ Association, vice-president of the Franklin County Hospital Auxiliary, and participated in the Phillips Historical Society, Phillips Garden Club, American Association of University Women, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Governor’s Council on Education, Board of Directors of the Shadagee Seniors Housing in Phillips, and the Portland Women’s Literary Union.

She firmly believed “laughter is the best medicine,” and her enthusiasm for life enriched her family and many friends. Her intellectual curiosity prompted her extensive world travels and opened many fields of interest. Her most enjoyed hobby was playing bridge.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Peter and Bonnie Frend of Cumberland Foreside, and Stephen and Debbie Frend of Hallowell; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, James Richard Frend.

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