1925 – 2014

FARMINGTON — Delia (Henry) Sprague, 88, passed away serenely on Monday morning, May 26, at Orchard Park Rehabilitation Center. Delia joins her husband, Carroll, whom she married in Wilton in 1941, and their son, Bradford; as well as her Ma, Suzanne; Pa, Pressilien; brothers, Adelard, Herman, Neomie, Nerie, Pressilien Jr., Emile and Ovila; sisters, Sylvain, Anna, Delima, Theresa and Rita; and sons-in-law, Rodney and Leo.

She was born on July 31, 1925, and grew up in Riley, where her father worked at the local paper mill and her mother as a midwife. Her parents came to Jay permanently from Canada in 1913. She attended Jay schools, where she enjoyed the company of her best friend, Geneviève.

Growing up as a child in Maine, she enjoyed skiing, sliding and skating in the winter, and hopscotch and hide and seek in the summer. Her first job was baby-sitting and then she worked at Forster Manufacturing for 30 years.

Upon her retirement, she was able to enjoy her family and care for her great-grandchildren, who were her most prized possessions. Delia was a mother to four, grandmother to seven, great-grandmother to six and great-great-grandmother to the newest addition to the family, Ari.

She enjoyed listening to country music and was a proclaimed fan of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. She was a connoisseur of food.

She is survived by her three children, Caroline and her husband, Harvey, Meredith and her companion, Ted, and Judy; grandchildren, Leo Jr., and his companion, Kim, Jean and her husband, Rick, Carroll, Tim and his wife, Bobbi-Jo, Cindy and her husband, Shane, Cathy and her husband, Howie, and Nancy and her husband, Carl; great-grandchildren, Andy, Matt, Autumn, Savannah, Shane, Jacob, Marissa, Trista and Megan and her husband, Josh; great-great-granddaughter, Ari; and a brother, Oswald.

The family would like to thank Orchard Park Rehabilitation Center and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their special care and compassion.

Condolences and tributes may be shared with her family on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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