1923 – 2014

AUBURN — Natalie Deane Cohen, 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 5, at Clover Health Care in Auburn, where she had been a resident for the past six years.

Born in Lewiston on Feb. 4, 1923, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Bertha Drobofski Deane. Natalie was educated in local schools, and graduated from Lewiston High School, Class of 1940, and Bliss Business College. She was married to her loving husband, William B. Cohen, for 47 years; he predeceased her in 1993.

Natalie moved to Washington, D.C., following her graduation from Bliss Business College and was employed by the U.S. government in the Department of Agriculture for four years, prior to returning to Maine and marrying William. A loving and devoted wife and mother, she also was employed by the United Jewish Appeal, Maine Jewish Council and Model Cities Program, and as a legal secretary for many years, before retiring. She gained much joy as a volunteer, reading to children at Longley School.

Natalie is survived by a son, Michael D. Cohen and wife, Terry, of Lovell; her grandson, Brandon G. Cohen and wife, Morgan; and great-grandson, Graham William Cohen, all of Gorham.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Michael Deane.

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

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