1920 – 2014

BATH — Amilda M. Szczepanski, 94, of Topsham, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 27, at the Hill House, following a lengthy illness.

“Millie” was born in Bath on March 13, 1920, a daughter of the late James and Estella Comeau. She was a graduate of Morse High School, Class of 1939, and a proud member of the Morse High Alumni Association.

She lived in Bath for many years, before wintering in Davie, Fla., for 18 years. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary’s Church.

She married Kazimierz J. “Ski” Szczepanski (U.S.N. ret.) on March 15, 1956, and they just celebrated 58 years of marriage. Since 1964, she enjoyed her summer home at Small Point and especially being part of the “line-up” on the beach. She was always ready for a game of cribbage and other card games as well.

Spring and summer found her planting and tending to her flower gardens. She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking for her family, believing firmly that a full tummy cured all ailments.

Surviving, besides her husband of the Highlands in Topsham, are five children, Charles (Pauline) Douglas, of Lewiston, Gregory (Sara) Douglas of Dyer Brook, Gordon (Alison) Douglas of New Hampshire, Terri Barris of Westbrook and John (Kara) Szczepanski of West Bath; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Betty Comeau of Florida and Irene Helsel of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews; as well as several cousins.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Melvin, Bernard, James, Chester and Everett Comeau; her sisters, Gladys Taylor, Ella Parkhurst and Emily Yates; a brother-in-law in New Jersey; a grandson, Kyle John Szczepanski; and a great-granddaughter, Chloe Douglas.

Many thanks to the staff of the Hill House in Bath for the wonderful care they gave her over the past five months. A special thanks is extended to Millie’s friend, Lorna Howard, for her love and support.

To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.

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