SCARBOROUGH — Norma McGraw Dutille of Saco, formerly of Lewiston was called to the Lord on Feb. 8, with her family at her side.

She was born in Greene, July 15, 1926, and was the daughter of Augustus and Verna Gordon McGraw of Lewiston. She graduated from Lewiston High School. In 1943, Norma married PFC Dana L. Chaplin of Auburn, losing him in the Battle of St. Lo, France in 1944.

She married George C. Dutille of Lewiston in 1946, with whom she shared a happy and loving life for 40 years living in Lewiston, Livermore Falls and moving to Saco in 1958.

She was an active member in the Methodist Church, participating in the choir and various church groups in each of the above communities. She was a Girl Scout leader in the Lewiston area, an activity she shared with her daughters.

Her creative interests and endeavors were as an accomplished pianist, singer and organist, knitting and crocheting, cooking, ceramics, and oil painting. She created many beautiful landscape scenes and animal paintings which were gifts to her family and friends. She was employed at Evergreen Manor in Saco for many years sharing her culinary talents.

She is survived by four daughters, Donna Chaplin Umbro of Biddeford, Myrna Dutille Schneider of Wildomar, Calif., Darlene Dutille Janiszewski of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Tammy Dutille Nava and her husband, Frank, of Lyman; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husbands, PFC Dana L. Chaplin in 1944 and George C. Dutille in 1985.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.albert-burpee.com.

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